[Samba] Re: winbind usernames

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Wed Jan 19 20:46:04 GMT 2005

On 2005-01-19, Matt Johnson <johnsonmlw at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm successfully using winbind to authenticate a
> debian sarge workstation against an nt4 server.
> Works a treat.
> However, I have an odd situation where a user logs in
> for the first time as "John Smith" and gets created a
> "John Smith" directory in /home. *Then*, if they log
> in as "john smith", they get a second directory
> created as "john smith" in /home!
> (yes, our nt4 usernames have whitespace in them, and
> yes, it's a headache - but that's another story)
> This is for a network of 600 pupils and teachers, who
> cannot remember if they logged in lowercase, uppercase
> or both.
> How can I either (i) enforce lowercase only, or (ii)
> have winbind treat "John" and "john" the same?

You're running mixed versions of Samba 3, I presume?  Check the
WHATSNEW.txt -- there was a change a few versions back to down-case all
username automatically.

Wil Cooley                                 wcooley at nakedape.cc
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