[Samba] Username are case sensitive.
tonye at billy.demon.nl
Fri Apr 29 22:41:10 GMT 2005
HEG - Info (DIP) wrote:
> I'm using samba for a while and now, on my linux computer, I need to install
Me Samba 3.0.11 (basic NT4 RPC - non-ADS) on a Red Hat RHS3 test system,
ldapsam based, with an XP Prof test client. I have around 10 test users
on the rig.
I have a production site with 75+ Windows 2000 clients and 1,150+ users
that uses exactly the same install and maintenance technique, same OS
and Samba version, that works the same.
> OpenOffice is working fine with local account but failed to install with
> samba user.
I installed Open Office 1.98 (OOo 2.0 beta) for Windows on an
administrative share ([apps]) on my Samba test server and all test users
can use it, create and retrieve, rewrite etc. docs and have no problems
with it. All users get their OOo preferences installed to their "My
> I've detected that for exemple if my domain is "TEST" and my user is "BOB",
> Samba create a home folder /home/bob.
I have no problems with case. Why should I? My users are created in
mixed lower and uppercase characters. However, their POSIX UIDs are
always lower case, since that's what my (awk) install scripts tell them
> And when I try to install OpenOffie for this user, the installer try to
> install files in /home/Bob and failed cause Bob <> bob !
I have no such problems.. I have a system-wide OOo install and never
have any problems with case, either way?
> When I've got a look at username variable, it's set to : TEST+Bob.
You'd have to include your global parameters. As well as the other
parameters. Are you using ADS? As well as your OS version, Samba version
and OOo version. You haven't here. As I said, I have no problems with my
basic OS, Samba install and OOo install. They all work for multiple users.
> Is there a way to :
> 1. when creating home folder, to respect case sensitive ?
Mine do. But my awk install stuff tells them to use lower case for all
POSIX UID, GID etc. details. Even if it didn't, LDAP would not discern
> 2. to change the username variable to lowercase ?
As it happens, mine (see above for versions) are always lower case. But
I can't see any reason why Windows should demand lower case for anything.
I guess this is a "works for me" case, where few, if any, Samba users
have ever complained before.
mail: tonye at billy.demon.nl
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