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

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Wed Oct 10 12:22:06 GMT 2001

See the 'username map' parameter in the smb.conf man page. It does EXACTLY
what you want (not uncommon for samba, really - I do love nearly
infinitely flexible applications).

Good luck.

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Henson Kate wrote:

> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 13:05:02 -0500
> From: Henson Kate <Kate.Henson at sentryins.com>
> To: "'samba at lists.samba.org'" <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
> situation?
> We are using Samba 2.0.6 on an AIX 4.2.1 server.
> Thanks,
> Kate
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