[Samba] idmap config doesn't allow range to be changed?

Jason Haar Jason_Haar at trimble.com
Sun Jan 15 16:52:28 MST 2012

Hi there

I've just upgraded a working samba-3.5.8  CentOS-4.9 (yes - pretty old)
server to samba-3.6.1 and can't change "idmap config". We almost
immediately had issues with it not working for some users - and the logs
showed we'd run out of idmap mappings (strange that never happened
before with the older version...)

Anyway, I edited smb.conf so that

        idmap config * : range = 10000-90000
        idmap config * : backend = tdb

...but when I run "testparm -sv|grep idmap" I still see

        idmap config * : range = 10000-20000

i.e. that doesn't appear to be editable! That makes no sense - any ideas
what's gone wrong? I suspect the server has some old library that is
triggering this - but don't know where to look...?



Jason Haar
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