Bug 192935 - Winbind is not consistent with respect to lowercase/mixed case group names
Summary: Winbind is not consistent with respect to lowercase/mixed case group names
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba   
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Version: 5
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-05-24 11:36 UTC by Robson Miranda
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.0.24-1.fc5
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Last Closed: 2007-03-15 14:23:27 UTC
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Description Robson Miranda 2006-05-24 11:36:56 UTC
Description of problem:

Winbind sometimes returns the group names in uppercase, sometimes in lowercase

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
The first time we query about some specific user, the group names are shown in 
uppercase. After we query about the specific group (getent group <groupname>), 
the group name is returned in lowercase, and subsequent queries about any user 
which belongs to this group will have the group name in lowercase.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the computer to an Windows 2000 domain
2. id <someuser_with_mixed_case_groups>. The group names are returned with the 
original group name (the name defined in Active Directory)
3. getent group <group_name_in_lowercase>. The group name is returned in 
4. id <the_same_user_in_step_2>. The group shown in step 3 is now in lowercase
Actual results:
Before the getent group <groupname>, the group name are returned in mixed case. 
After getent group <groupname>, the group name is returned in lowercase.

Expected results:
The user and group names must be always in lowercase.

Additional info:
After I added the computer to the domain, I changed the parameter "winbind use 
default domain" to true, and deleted all tdb files in /var/cache/samba.

Restarting winbind makes the groupname be returned in mixed case again.

Comment 1 Guenther Deschner 2007-03-15 14:23:27 UTC
This should be fixed in 3.0.24. Please reopen if you still see case mismatches

Note that Samba now always uppercases the domain name and always lowercases the

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