[Samba] winbind bug?

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 27 10:18:04 MDT 2014

On 27/03/14 16:13, Doug Tucker wrote:
>> Hi, if you read the man pages (hint, hint) they all seem to want you 
>> to use 'idmap config * : backend = tdb' and they all say that the 
>> ranges must not overlap, or as they put it 'disjoint ranges'.
>> Rowland
> LOL...Thanks for the reminder Rowland.  I have done nothing but read 
> man pages, several how-to's, and google google google trying to solve 
> this.  I had zero idea what "disjoint ranges" meant.  My config I 
> originally got directly from several "how-to's" and modified from a 
> user here that sent me his config file that is "working" (his all 
> overlap..heck, they are all the same range).  I don't see in the man 
> pages where it says you have to use tdb..and searching online that 
> seems to be a point of confusion, not everyone agrees (again, that was 
> the way I originally had it, someone suggested to me I needed to 
> change that to AD since I wasn't using local users).  In fact, I would 
> be one of those people posting my existing config "as working"....if I 
> never had any unix uid's over 11000.  And not to throw a wrench into 
> that, but, even unix users over 11000 work just fine...on windows XP 
> clients!  It ONLY fails with a unix id > 11000 AND windows 7.
> I have now changed the idmap config * : backend =tbd..my new config:
>  idmap config * : backend = tbd
>    idmap config * : range = 3000000 - 3100000
>    idmap config SEAS:backend = rid
>    idmap config SEAS:range = 1000 - 40000
>    idmap config * : schema_mode = rfc2307
>    idmap config SEAS-S:backend = rid
>    idmap config SEAS-S:range = 40001 - 60000
> There is no change, my results are exactly the same.  unix uid > 11000 
> no work, under 11000 works.
Hi again, I hope that is a typo 'tbd', should be 'tdb', if it isn't or 
if changing it doesn't work, can you post your smb.conf, what OS and 
what you are pointing samba at.


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