[Samba] Winbind separator = +

Michael Davidson mdavidson at mountwashington.org
Fri Feb 9 16:48:11 GMT 2007

I have read many opinions on what character to use for the winbind
separator.  Many people urge changing the default to '+'.  According to


'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership.


The man page for smb.conf says this on the subject:


"Please note that setting [winbind separator] to + causes problems with
group membership at least on glibc systems, as the character + is used as a
special character for NIS in /etc/group."


What *exactly* are the implications of using '+' as the winbind separator
(in the absence of NIS)?


Thank you, 

Michael Davidson

Mount Washington Observatory





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