[Samba] Usernames with dots
chris.palmer at geneed.com
Tue Jan 7 19:13:01 GMT 2003
Now that I have winbind working, life is good. However, I've hit upon a
real kick in the pants.
As you can see from my email address, we have a convention here of
usernames being firstname.lastname. So, when I go to change the owner
ship of a file:
$ chown chris.palmer myfile
Linux thinks I mean user chris, group palmer, and says "invalid group"
(there is no palmer group, obviously).
Now, I could just use the numeric UID in place of the textual username,
but using wbinfo I can't find out what winbind has set my UID to:
# wbinfo -r chris.palmer
Could not get groups for user chris.palmer
# wbinfo -r MacUser
Could not get groups for user MacUser
"wbinfo -u" and "wbinfo -g" do work, giving me a list of users and
groups. Also, I can discover my UID with getent:
# getent passwd | grep chris
# GENEEDINC+chris.palmer:x:10010:10000:Chris Palmer:/home/chris.palmer:/bin/bash
And yes, "chown 10010 somefile" works.
So, two questions: Is there some way I can use text user/group names
instead of UIDs/GIDs; and, is something wrong with my system, indicated
by the bad output of "wbinfo -r"?
Chris Palmer Systems Programmer GeneEd
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