[Samba] Problems with spaces prefixing usernames when using Samba as a PDC

Duncan Brannen dbb at st-andrews.ac.uk
Fri May 16 08:45:12 GMT 2003

Hi All,
	Has anybody seen (Hopefully solved ;) this problem?

We're running samba 2.2.8a as a PDC for windows classrooms with an LDAP 

What's happening is that users are waking up the windows machines by 
pressing the
space bar and then logging in.  They authenticate successfully (leading 
spaces ignored)
but windows is miscreating the roaming profiles with leading spaces which 
causes the
folder structure to be created incorrectly.

This causes profiles to be created in the root of C: rather than in 
Documents and Settings.

The Ldap server thinks it's being asked for the username without the space 
but Samba shows
it asking for the username with a space.  AI've a feeling it's maybe the 
ldap server that's
the problem? (Open Ldap 2.1.17)


Samba Log
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 3] rpc_server/srv_netlog_nt.c:_net_sam_logon(605)
   SAM Logon (Interactive). Domain:[CLASSROOM].  User:[  mfc]
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:push_sec_ctx(297)
   push_sec_ctx(60001, 60001) : sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 1
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 3] smbd/uid.c:push_conn_ctx(286)
   push_conn_ctx(100) : conn_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:set_sec_ctx(329)
   setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 1
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 2] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_open_connection(217)
   ldap_open_connection: connection opened
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 0] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_connect_system(316)
   ldap_connect_system: Binding to ldap server as 
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 2] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_connect_system(331)
   ldap_connect_system: succesful connection to the LDAP server
[2003/05/16 09:32:28, 2] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_search_one_user(343)
   ldap_search_one_user: searching 
for:[(&(uid=  mfc)(objectclass=sambaAccount))]

Ldap Log
conn=2558 op=1 SRCH base="dc=st-andrews,dc=ac,dc=uk" scope=2 
slapd[9419]: conn=2558 op=1 SRCH attr=uid rid cn lmPassword ntPassword 
pwdLastSet logonTime logoffTime kickoffTime pwdCanChange pwdMustChange 
acctFlags displayName smbHome homeDrive scriptPath profilePath description 
userWorkstations primaryGroupID domain
slapd[9419]: conn=2558 op=1 SEARCH RESULT tag=101 err=0 nentries=1 text=
slapd[9449]: conn=2558 op=2 UNBIND
kingfisher slapd[9449]: conn=2558 fd=21 closed

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