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

David Hamm dhamm at itrepro.com
Wed Oct 10 11:54:05 GMT 2001

set up an /etc/smbusers file.

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Henson Kate wrote:

> 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
> situation?
> We are using Samba 2.0.6 on an AIX 4.2.1 server.  
> Thanks,
> Kate
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