[Samba] winbind: How to map Administrator to "root" on AD member server

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 17 03:42:49 MST 2014

On 16/02/14 22:32, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2014-02-16 at 21:57 +0000 Rowland Penny sent off:
>> You are right about administrator not being able to login because of
>> the home directory, but Administrator isn't supposed to login to a
>> linux machine, so that isn't really a problem. I personally have
>> never had a problem logging onto a linux domain machine as root, are
>> you sure that your problem isn't just a problem with your setup,
>> after all, nobody else has ever complained about this particular
>> problem.
> read in the bug report: the problem is in that case that root's home directory
> is no longer considered to be /root by sshs. user names and uid numbers should
> always be unique. A lot of things will break otherwise.

I did read the bug report and if you take notice, I did agree with you 
about the Administrator login and its home directory, but I cannot get 
the problem that you report. For me, no matter where I start from, ssh 
login of root works, it also gets the correct home directory of /root.
This is why I asked if the problem is just with your setup, for 
instance, you could try turning off nscd, in my opinion this is probably 
where your problem lies, not in samba.


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