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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri May 16 09:26:15 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 18:45, Duncan Brannen wrote:
> 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 
> backend.
> 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.
> folder.
> 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)

Yes, we are slowing starting to notice this bug.  My understanding is
that this is fixed in OpenLDAP 2.1, but I'm not sure which release.  

Unfortunately (for others) this bug also effects OpenLDAP 2.0, but I
understand that there are no plans to fix this (serious) bug.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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