[Samba] Winbindd -> winbindd_idmap.tdb deleted

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Fri Sep 5 06:24:12 GMT 2003


the fact is, that the file isn't recreated after starting winbindd again
i don't understand why... ???

thx for your help


Paul Eggleton wrote:
> Michael Gasch wrote on Friday, 5 September 2003 3:41 a.m.:
>>i recently deleted the idmap file winbindd_idmap.tdb (i have a backup
>>  ;) ), because it contained invalid mapping credentials
>>my question:
>>how can i create a new mapping_db, where new mappings are stored?
>>which daemon creates this mapping_db, if it's not present? 
>>is it possible at all?
> Winbind creates this file. If you delete it, then next time winbindd is
> started it should recreate it. Note that the mappings probably won't be
> the same as before, so any files with permissions assigned to
> users/groups from the Windows domain will have their user/group info
> messed up.
> If you just want to delete a few entries, perhaps something like tdbtool
> or pdbedit would be better? (sorry, I don't have much familiarity with
> either).
> Cheers,
> Paul


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Michael Gasch
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04103 Leipzig


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