UNIX username needs to be greater than 8 characters - but can 't b e

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at hp.com
Wed Oct 10 11:16:02 GMT 2001

Hi Kate,
look at the man page for smb.conf, and the parameter "username map".
this is what you need.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Henson Kate [mailto:Kate.Henson at sentryins.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 2:05 PM
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: UNIX username needs to be greater than 8 characters - but can't
b e

I have a user on an NT server that needs to have access to a Samba share
through a drive mapping.  Unfortunately, the user's NT login name is 13
characters long, and my AIX server only allows a username up to 8 characters
to be created.

I can't change the NT username.  I know Samba expects you to create a UNIX
user on the Samba server that matches the NT username.  Is there any way to
create an alternative (8 character name) on the UNIX server and map the 13
character name to it?  Or, any other possible workarounds for this

We are using Samba 2.0.6 on an AIX 4.2.1 server.  


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