[Samba] Disappearing user name

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 17:12:37 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
> I have a PDC with CentOS + Samba 3.2.7 + LDAP serving a network of Windows
> XP workstations. Everything is working very fast and smooth but the
> following happens:
> A user such as "John Smith" with username "john" normally appears as "John
> Smith" under Windows XP, as can be seen when we press the Star menu button.
> But sometimes a user logs on to the domain and the user name does not expand
> from the login name to the full name.
> It also happens that the full name appears and then after a while, on the
> same session, only the login name appears.
> The complete name "John Smith" is present in LDAP, both under "cn" and
> "displayName". (I noticed that Windows User Manager creates the full name
> under "cn".)
> Everything is working very well but it worries me that this could be a sign
> of a misconfiguration or mis function somewhere.
> Any hints?

I believe this was supposed to be a bug in smbldap-tools however with
the latest release of that I still get that. It's no biggie though.


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