[Samba] Samba 3.x client -> Samba 2.2.x server authentication?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 17 19:09:02 GMT 2003


In case you have not received a reply:

Add to your smb.conf [globals]
	idmap uid = 15000-20000
	idmap gid = 15000-20000

That should solve your problem.

- John T.

On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 kend at xanoptix.com wrote:

> Hey, all.  I've upgraded my workstation (Debian) to the Debian Samba 3.x
> install.  I decided to start from scratch with my smb.conf, because I didn't
> know enough to be wary of what parameters were deleted, etc.  So I put
> password server = sambapdc
> into my smb.conf, and figured it would "Just Work."  No dice.  A glance at
> the log file shows"
> [2003/10/15 12:11:08, 1] sam/idmap_tdb.c:db_idmap_init(331)
>   idmap gid range missing or invalid
>   idmap will be unable to map foreign SIDs
> Some Googling showed this to be some sort of issue with the "passdb backend"
> (which Debian set to "smbpasswd guest"), so I commented it out, thinking it
> might be conflicting with the "password server" directive.  Nothing doing.
> Any hints?
> Thanks,
> Ken D'Ambrosio
> Sr. SysAdmin,
> Xanoptix, Inc.
> P.S.  I have to assume that this has already been mentioned, but the smb.conf
> manpage -- at least in the Debian version that I have -- has almost none of
> the directives listed; an obvious editing boo-boo...

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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