[Samba] Winbind troubles

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan at buzzard.me.uk
Tue Jul 23 06:54:56 MDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-07-23 at 11:25 +0200, steve wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-07-23 at 10:05 +0100, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> > 
> > It's probably still not working for him because he needs to clear the
> > now poluted cache/database that winbind has created from previous
> > attempts. Using net cache flush might work. Personally I would stop
> > samba delete the tdb files and start it again, redo the domain join and
> > try it.
> Just thought about nscd too. On some distros it's default. . .

Another thought. The primary windows group of the account has to have
unix attributes. For reasons I cannot fathom the gidNumber attribute of
the account is not used by winbind and instead the primaryGroupID is
used. If this group does not have a GID set then the lookup fails!

I guess best practice is to keep the GID of the primaryGroupID and the
gidNumber of the user the same but I don't understand why it is the way
it is.


Jonathan A. Buzzard                 Email: jonathan (at) buzzard.me.uk
Fife, United Kingdom.

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