[Samba] smb.conf realm parameter

James Atwell james.atwell365 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 14:44:38 UTC 2019

You are correct. I feel silly. :-[

It has always bugged me that one of my DC's I provisioned has it's realm 
in lowercase while all others are in uppercase. This is since the 4.0 
days as all my DC's are in place upgrades. I have read on the list a few 
times about it's need to be in CAPS as well.

I also notice when comparing databases on DC's the difference is usually 
'cn' vs 'CN'.

- James

On 7/5/2019 9:26 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 05/07/2019 14:13, James Atwell via samba wrote:
>> Hello,
>>     Is the realm parameter case sensitive? For example does 'realm = 
>> example.domain.com' differ from 'realm = EXAMPLE.DOMAIN.COM' in 
>> smb.conf? Thanks.
>>     - James
> No, parameter names are not case sensitive, but you are actually 
> discussing a 'value' ;-)
> I do not think the value for realm is case sensitive, in fact, if you 
> check 'man smb.conf', the example for 'realm' is:
> Example: realm = mysambabox.mycompany.com
> Why do you ask ?
> Rowland

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