Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63055
Apply patch to samba allowing 'winbind use default domain'
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:52:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Alexander Bokovoy wrote a patch for winbind that allows users to just user
their acct name rather than the Domain+acct name. It would be nice if Red Hat
I found the patch at:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Username overlap is the same as for ldap/nis/etc
But don't apply the patch - the patch requires a fair bit of work in smbd to
make it function correctly - work that has only been done in HEAD (where this
patch is a standard feature.
If the samba developers don't like it, we don't apply it...
Look forward to Samba 3.0, where this will be an offical and supported feature!
(becouse is is really neat, particularly for mail servers etc).
Due to a recent merge of functionaliy from HEAD to 2.2, this option was released
with 2.2.4. However, it has not been tested, and I'm pretty sure it is broken.
Furthermore: this breakage might not be immidiatly ovbious - the main issue is
in the SID->name and name->SID calls, not in core operations.
(It was meant to be merged as an undocumented option - but the documentation got
merged just before the release).
Redhat: please don't enable this functionaliy in any kind of setup tool!
Users: You have been warned.