[Samba] Samba LDAP and add machine script problems

Geoff Scott geoffs at guestshire.com
Mon Jan 24 00:22:13 GMT 2005

> Geoff Scott:
> [...]
> > tell us what happens.
> What happens is, that RHAS3 gets all mixed upo (Openldap 2.2.20) as to
> what's root and what's administrator.
> This is a *LOUSY* solution and worthy by all men of utter condemnation.
> --Tonni

hmmm.  I was just quoting from JHT's book samba by example:
Making Users Happy
step 11#

In the above listing, you can see that the user Administrator has been given
UID=998. This means that operations conducted from a Windows client using
tools such as the Domain User Manager fails under UNIX because the
management of user and group accounts requires that the UID=0. You decide to
rectify this immediately as demonstrated here:

root#  cd /var/lib/samba/sbin
root#  ./smbldap-usermod.pl -u 0 Administrator

OK. I see the criticism, but where's your solution?  You know, on the
postfix user lists those guys will tell you you're a dweeb and then tell you
where to RTFM, but at least they tell you where in the README's to find the

I've posted here a number of times and never gotten a response.  I don't
think that my questions were that silly.  But rather than let someone else
sit around wondering how to fix a problem, I am trying to help.  What have
you done to help this fellow lister?

Look, I don't want to flame....  But do something constructive.   I can't
help this guy anymore.  His problem is beyond me.  It looks like you can
tho....  So please do.

Regards Geoff

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