[Samba] Back with my UID problems

Brett Wynkoop wynkoop+samba at wynn.com
Wed Feb 25 02:06:48 MST 2015


I had to take a break from mucking with samba because some other things
came up.

Let me recap the situation:

. I have an existing network of various unix boxes that use NIS and NFS
  at the moment.  

. I have to drop some windows boxes into the network.

. For policy reasons certain staff are in the local password file on
  each server, everyone else is in NIS.

. UIDs are in sync across the network using NIS and of
  course /etc/passwd is kept in sync for the "local accounts"

. Existing users need to have their CURRENT UID when they authenticate
  using SAMBA and attach shares using smb.

. I just created user wynkoop using pdbedit on a brand new install of
  4.1.17 and when I attach using smbclient and upload a file the owner
  is 30001, which is not my UID.  pdbedit -L shows my username followed
  by my correct UID.

There must be a simple solution, but so far it escapes me.  I may drop
back to samba 3.x or 2.x where I know how to make sure I get the UID I
want, but the goal is in the end to shutdown NIS and use just the LDAP
and Kerberos provided by samba.  I know I can do find and chown stuff,
but really that is not the best solution.

So.........help, and yes I have been RTFMing with no luck.

I would also love to know how to re-use a previously autoasigned UID in
samba.  There are use cases for removing a user and creating a new user
with a previously assigned UID.




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