[Samba] Usernames with dots

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Tue Jan 7 19:57:16 GMT 2003

Actually you were having a two part-problem.  The fix your remaining
problem, put your DOMAIN and seperator before the user.

chown -R GENEEDINC+chris.palmer: chris.palmer/

That'll do it
~ Daniel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Palmer [mailto:chris.palmer at geneed.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 2:48 PM
> To: Jarboe, Daniel - Data Center Operations 
> <daniel.jarboe at custserv.com>; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Usernames with dots
> > From: daniel.jarboe at custserv.com [mailto:daniel.jarboe at custserv.com]
> > 
> > Try 'chown chris.palmer: myfile' ... with the trailing ":", 
> chown does
> > not get fooled by the . in your username, and if no group 
> follows then
> > your default login group is used, and it will correctly use 
> > chris.palmer in its entirety for your username.
> I'm sorry, I should have mentioned in my first message that I 
> already tried that.
>     # chown -R chris.palmer: chris.palmer/
>     chown: `chris.palmer:': invalid user
>     # getent passwd | grep chris.palmer
>     GENEEDINC+chris.palmer:x:10010:10000:Chris 
> Palmer:/home/chris.palmer:/bin/bash
> -- 
> Chris Palmer    Systems Programmer    GeneEd


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