[Samba] unixHomeDirectory, loginShell, etc. on Samba4 AD DC

Jim Seymour jseymour at LinxNet.com
Tue Sep 15 17:50:50 UTC 2015

Hi All,

There having been no further comment in the other thread: I'm looking
for a confirmation, being as I've misinterpreted or misunderstood things

In a post in the thread ''Wither "uidNumber" and "gidNumber"?'', the
ever-helpful Rowland Penny and I had the following exchange:

On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:42:45 -0400
Jim Seymour <jseymour at LinxNet.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:53:36 +0100
> Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 15/09/15 13:23, Jim Seymour wrote:
> > > On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:38:11 +0100
> > > Are you suggesting elements such as unixHomeDirectory, loginShell,
> > > etc. have no meaning, either?
> > 
> > sigh, yes, but only on the DC, they work everywhere else, I
> > actually reported a bug report on this when Samba stopped using the
> > builtin winbind and moved to a separate winbinnd, but no result so
> > far.
> Ok... *now* we may have finally hit an insurmountable show-stopper.

Before I issue a series of "apt-get purge"s and start all over, again,
this time aiming for a plain ol' vanilla Samba workgroup server: I
understand, by Rowland's comment, there is no way for a given network
user to have both an AD and Unix login, on the same host, having the
same username, UID, etc., when 

Is my understanding correct?

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