At 05:05 AM 9/7/2007, Bronte Averay wrote:
Firstly, apologies if this email appears more than once, just getting used
to the protocols.
I have an interesting but frustrating issue that I've not been able to
diagnose and/or resolve.
FreeBSD 6.1 Release fileserver (generic kernel) running samba-2.2.12_2.
Desktops are Windows XP SP2, all up to date patch-wise, mapping various
When I run smbstatus, all users that are members of the wheel group show a
UID of root and a GID of <username>.
Users who are not members of the wheel group show a UID of <username> and
a GID of <username>. Equally, removing a user from the wheel group
reverts them to <username>/<username> UID/GID at next logon.
I have two sites running identical hardware/software configurations at
both server and desktop level. But on the second site, members of the
wheel group have a UID of <username> and a GID of <username>, which is
precisely as it should be, based on passed experiences.
I'll take this opportunity to mention that I also have a 4.11 server,
again with some wheel group members, and in this case too, UID and GID for
these wheel group members are <username> and <username>.
I've kept this as simple as I could, but would happily provide more info
if I've omitted anything critical or relevant.
The issue is not causing any specific operational issues, but is annoying
when I want to use smbstatus -u<username> as I obviously get no result for
wheel group members unless I specify a username of root, then I get more
than I care to.
If there's an obvious issue, and you wish to spare me embarrassment, feel
free to contact me directly, with the obvious adjustments. If etiquette
is that a response to the list is appropriate, I can live with the shame :) .
I've extensively searched but can't find a match to my specific circumstances.
Many thanks in advance of any suggestions.
You don't say how you are managing the users. Is the samba server acting
as a domain controller? Are you creating the accounts automatically or
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