[Samba] Differences with net join

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Sep 30 22:03:53 GMT 2005

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Ric Tibbetts wrote:
>> BTW: The reason you're having such trouble with this set up
>> is that having a Windows domain consisting of numeric user id's
>> is an unusual setup. Most people don't set things up this way.
> Just a side note, now that this works.
> I fully agree that using fully numeric usernames is a bad thing, believe
> me, I didn't do it, it's been this way here for many years. But the
> windows stuff is handled by a different department, and we (on the unix
> side) have no say, we just have to work with the fallout.

Truthfully, which cosmetically gross, numeric usernames should
not be any problem technically (for Samba at least).

>> We should still work in this environment (once there is a correct
>> mapping in place) but this is why you're having a lot of problems.
> Yep, as demonstrated, the format of the username map needs to be:
> <unix user> = <DOMAIN\Windows User>
> and a small note for others: Watch the "\" it NEEDS to be 
> a back slash. don't ask how I know. ;)

You should be able to control this character with the
'winbind separator' even if you aren't using nss_winbind

cheers, jerry
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