[Samba] Winbind in Samba 2.2.5 not automatically mapping the
NT users with corresponding UNIX accounts
Wieprecht, Karen M.
Karen.Wieprecht at jhuapl.edu
Mon Aug 19 10:18:01 GMT 2002
Here is the fix for the problem we were having: I had used "+" as my
winbind separator. I changed it to an underscore, and my system (on which I
use NIS) was then able to correctly find and match the NT username to the
corresponding UNIX username without using a username map file. I assume I
still need to have "winbind use default domain = yes" set to make this
work, I didn't test without that parameter.
Why did this matter? In the smb.conf man page winbind separator section,
it says that "+" as a winbind separator can cause problems with group
membership on some systems because + is used as a special character for NIS
in /etc/group. Thinking that + might react adversely with NIS username
lookups as well, I changed my winbind separator to something less
controversial, and that seems to have fixed the problem.
Hope this saves someone else some headaches,
karen.wieprecht at jhuapl.edu <mailto:karen.wieprecht at jhuapl.edu>
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