[Samba] linux server not caching users

kissg mail.gery at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 16:18:36 GMT 2008

It seems, that sometimes your system is unable to resolve UIDs and GIDs.
Maybe it's a problem with your Samba configuration or the network connection
to the domain controller.

I'm not an expert of this, but I'm sure, that experienced Samba users and
developers will help you to solve your problem.

Best regards:
Gergely Kiss

2008/6/18 Lee, Steven P <slee at labranche.com>:

> I've got a CentOS 5 server joined to a Windows 2003 Domain.
> The Linux machine joined the Windows domain successfully and imported
> users, created their home directories and migrated their passwords.
> When looking at the current home directory
> It lists permissions and ownership properly for a few minutes
> drwxr-xr-x  2 jdoe      domain users    4.0K Jun 14  2007 jdoe
> drwxr-xr-x  2 jqpublic  domain users    4.0K May 23  2007 jqpublic
> after a few minutes running the command whoami and crontab fails and
> looking at the home directory shows the userid number as opposed to the
> usernames
> drwxr-xr-x  2 16785470 16777729 4.0K Mar 27  2007 jdoe
> drwxr-xr-x  5 16785433 16777729 4.0K Jun  2 10:27 jqpublic
> running getent will reacquire the usernames allowing whoami to work
> again.
> Any help is appreciated.
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