[Samba] Vampire and Capital Letters
rune at tonnesen.org
Mon Apr 30 15:30:47 GMT 2007
Simon Faulkner skrev:
> I find Linux to be a nightmare if usernames have capital letters.
> Some old Windows PDCs that we are vampiring have usernames with
> capital letters.
> AFAIK you can't change a windows username
> Is there a way of telling the vampire to make all usernames lowercase
> as it imports them?
> Can I use pdbedit or any other tool to make them lowercase?
> At the moment I am changing /etc/passwd and the rest in vi then binary
> editing passdb.tdb to make them lower case - ugh!
> What do other folks do?
If its is possible to wampire with smbpasswd backend then here is a
shotcut to get things done or be inspired. I've not used wampire myself.
If you can not do wampire with smbpasswd backend then you might be able
to export your tdbsam to smbpasswd using /pdbedit -i tdbsam -e smbpasswd.
1. Use smbpasswd as the first password backend, /passdb backend =
because then you get the usernames into a testfile.
2. Do the wampire trick
3. /cat /etc/samba/smbpasswd | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' >>
4. change /passdb backend = smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd
tdbsam:/etc/samba/passdb.tdb/ TO /passdb backend =
5. run /pdbedit -i smbpasswd -e tdbsam/ to export the content of
smbpasswd and then import it to tdbsam
6. remove lc-smbpasswd from /passdb backend =
smbpasswd:/etc/samba/lc-smbpasswd tdbsam:/etc/samba/passdb.tdb/ so
you get /passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/passdb.tdb/
7. run pdbedit -Lv to check things are working ok
the tr program is the trick in this case, som perl scripts might be able
to do the same lowercase conversion
Venlig Hilsen (Best Regards)
stud. med. Rune Tønnesen
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