[Samba] Samba does not respect "winbind use default domain" - winbind only mailling list

Ben Kim bkim at coe.tamu.edu
Thu May 20 14:49:54 GMT 2004

I wonder if this is the right forum but would like to make a suggestion.

I use winbind on solaris to authenticate users for other services, like
pop3. For this purpose I need to have "winbind use default domain" option
in smb.conf and smb.conf.winbind (one for winbind only). But samba doesn't
respect this in smb.conf, and insists on using default separator ('\').

In lib/username.c's user_in_list, the "winbind use default domain" case
doesn't seem to be taken care of... Log shows

	checking user |mydomain\myuser| against |myuser|.

I found that if I put

  winbind separator = + 

in smb.conf only, it is taken care of properly. But it would be more
intuitive if samba also honored the "winbind use default domain" like
other services.

I wonder if it is be worth while to create a separate mailling list for
winbind. I find many questions on the web, but no useful answers in

Ben Kim

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