[Samba] Linux users and Samba 4

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Jan 12 18:51:12 MST 2012

On 12/01/12 23:02, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> 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.
> Production
> -------------
> [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.
Hi Adam
Nice find you have there. Meanwhile I've got it working. Very rough. But 
working for 10 hour Kerberos sessions at a time;)

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