[Samba] Usernames with dots

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Tue Jan 7 20:09:01 GMT 2003

> Actually you were having a two part-problem.  The fix your remaining
> problem,

I take it back, the first part of your problem was a red herring.  All
you were missing was the DOMAIN+ piece in front of the user-name/group.
chown is smart enough to deal with the dot in the username properly,
IF there is such a user.  If not, it uses the dot as a user/group
seperator.  I guess your no such group palmer error was because that
was the last thing it tried before giving up...

So, you don't need the trailing : at all and you can just set user
ownership without affecting group ownership.

~ Daniel


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