[Samba] winbind and exclamation mark

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 14 03:05:18 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 21:33, Marco Berizzi wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm having a problem with winbind/samba-2.2.8a on Slackware
> linux 9.1 (glibc 2.3.2, kernel 2.4.24, gcc 3.2.3) with a user
> account on a Windoze NT 4.0 PDC named !schedule
> I always get "Access denied" from the windoze NT 4.0 box and
> syslog on samba box reports:
> domain_client_validate: unable to validate password
> for user _schedule in domain DOMAIN to Domain controller srvnt1.
> I think the problem is the "!".

Samba 2.2 bans that character for security reasons.  

Samba 3.0 (I hope) takes better care, and allows 'weird' characters in
usernames.  (But not in the %U macro).

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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