[Samba] Re: Problems with Win-Username containing a "Umlaut"

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Tue May 27 16:59:55 GMT 2003

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 08:09:10PM +0100, Dragan Krnic wrote:

> I wish someone from Samba team would look into the
> problem even though it only affects 92.5% of the world 
> population in non-USASCII lands.

This is almost certainly something that will be fully fixed
only in the Samba 3.0 series, as the problem is reading and
copying names from one locale (/etc/passwd, system locale)
into the Samba specific ones. The correct fix is to either widen
the winbindd interfaces to contain a client locale specifier,
or to insist all clients talk utf8 to winbindd and tidy up
all samba interfaces to the system databases.

I will try and look at this properly for Samba 3.0.


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