[Samba] 'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership.

lingpanda101 lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 19:59:53 UTC 2017

On 8/8/2017 3:07 PM, S├ębastien Boulianne via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> With testparm, I got this warning: "'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership."
> I searched on Google but I haven't found a right clue.
> Which winbind separator should I use ?
> Thanks.
> S├ębastien
 From the smb.conf man page.

  winbind separator (G)

            This parameter allows an admin to define the character used 
when listing a username of the form of DOMAIN \user. This parameter is 
only applicable when using the pam_winbind.so and
            nss_winbind.so modules for UNIX services.

            Please note that setting this parameter to + causes problems 
with group membership at least on glibc systems, as the character + is 
used as a special character for NIS in

            Default: winbind separator = \

            Example: winbind separator = +


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