[Samba] Help! winbind idmap corrupt!

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Mar 26 17:44:22 GMT 2003

> Our problems with the attempted upgrade to 2.2.8 continue. 
> On a production machine running 2.2.3, I backed out of the 
> 2.2.8 upgrade due to winbind strangeness reported in earlier 
> post. Things *appeared* normal, until this morning, when I 
> noticed that an 'ls -l' no longer shows domain usernames, and 
> a 'chacl -l' also no longer shows names, only winbind ids. 

If winbind is not running, then nsswitch cannot convert those
uid's to user names.  Is it running?

> Furthermore, comparing these ids to the output of 'getent 
> passwd' or 'getent group', it appears the idmap is totally 
> messed up. I have searched but not found any posts telling 
> how to rebuild this file -surely there must be a way?
> There are 400 domain users involved, so rebuilding by hand is 
> not an option...

Uh oh, sounds like you'll have to restore your winbindd_idmap.tdb
from backup.

Perhaps the format of the tdb changed from 2.2.3 to 2.2.8... or
maybe the file was lost during your upgrade/downgrade?

Sorry not more help,
~ Daniel


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