[Samba] Linux users and Samba 4

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Thu Jan 12 15:02:53 MST 2012

Quoting steve <steve at steve-ss.com>:
>>>> Samba4's winbind does not support RFC2307,  so doing this is pretty
>>>> rough.  I think you need to either use CIFS + winbind everywhere or
>>>> somehow maintain an external idmap.
>>>> Yea, it is horrible.  We are staring down the barrell of the same gun.
>> As Jeremy said, they are discussing what needs to be done before
>> releasing Samba 4.0.0 and how to reconcile Samba 3's winbind and Samba
>> 4's winbind etc., so if something that is critical for you does not
>> currently work, you should file a bug report.
> Yep. I realise the 'alphaness' of Samba 4 but I think I am not alone  
> with my issue. I think I should be easy to fix now before it goes  
> beta.
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8635

Holy awesome; it got better.  I just tested an upgrade of our  
production domain and it appears that Samba4 took [and kept] the UID  
number from the existing account.

[root at littleboy ~]# id adam
uid=437(adam) gid=230(cis) groups=230(cis)

Test Server
barbel:~ # wbinfo -i adam
BACKBONE\adam:*:437:100:Adam Williams:/home/BACKBONE/adam:/bin/false

Home directory is a bit wierd, and the gidNumber didn't stick.  But at  
least I have the uidNumber.

4.0.0alpha18-GIT-103c1cb [openSUSE 12.1 x86_64] transitioned via  
"samba-tool domain samba3upgrade" from Samba S3w/LDAPSAM.

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