[Samba] Follow-up: strange issue with share mapping at logon

Michael Liermann michael at sundaytech.co.za
Thu Aug 14 12:27:20 GMT 2008

Hello all,

I found a cause and a fix for this issue, and - he said shamefacedly - 
it's something I should have found much earlier: through some quirk of 
the process whereby we exported existing LDAP data from the old PDC and 
reformatted it to fit the new one, the sambaGroupMapping object class 
was deleted from the affected groups, and so they couldn't be used by 
Samba for checking access. Used smbldap-groupmod to add the correct 
object class, and since then, it's all been fine.

Moral of the story: don't ever assume that, just because a dozen groups 
were imported properly, the thirteenth one will work too - verify that 
it worked.


Michael Liermann
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