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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 18:04:39 UTC 2015

On 15/09/15 18:50, Jim Seymour wrote:
> 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
> before.
> 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
> [snip]
>>>> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jim

Now I never actually said that, what I said was, you cannot have a user 
called 'fred' in /etc/passwd and in AD, you can have both an AD user 
called 'fred' and a Unix login called 'fred' on the same host, but they 
will be the same user and all the users info will need to be stored in AD.


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