[Samba] Errors for shares since 4.12.0

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Mar 10 12:17:20 UTC 2020

On 10/03/2020 11:54, Andreas Hauffe via samba wrote:
> Thanks, I will give that a try.
> But I need the 'winbind separator = +'. We use some expensive 
> commercial software (e.g. ANSYS, ABAQUS, ...), which uses shell 
> scripts to start their software under linux. These scripts are not 
> able to handle a backslash in the user name. The only solution was to 
> switch to a "+" character. We reported these issues two years ago.

Who did you report this problem to ?

If it was Samba, then I don't think this will get fixed, because there 
isn't anything to fix.

If you reported it to your 'expensive commercial software' then bug them 
again (and again and again.... until they fix their broken software)

There may be another way around this, add: 'winbind use default domain = 
yes' and then remove any 'SUBDOM\' from the smb.conf. This will change 
'SUBDOM\username' to 'username' (same goes for groups), would this work 
with your software ? (note, you can only do this with one DOMAIN in 


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