Hello,

I have an interesting but frustrating issue that I've not been able to diagnose and/or resolve.

Scenario:

FreeBSD 6.1 Release fileserver running Samba

Desktops are Windows XP SP2 and all up to date, patch-wise, mapping various Samba shares.

Problem:

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 essentially indentical 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, as far as I understand.

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.

If there's an obvious issue, and you wish to spare me embarrassment, feel free to contact me directly at averay at adam.com.au, with the obvious adjustments. If etiquette is that a response to the group 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.

Regards,

Bronte.

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