Bug 3239 - Cannot set winbind separator = \
Cannot set winbind separator = \
Status: RESOLVED LATER
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files
3.0.20b
All Linux
: P3 minor
: none
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Reported: 2005-11-03 22:36 UTC by Kevin Shanahan (dead mail address)
Modified: 2005-11-06 18:18 UTC (History)
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Description Kevin Shanahan (dead mail address) 2005-11-03 22:36:29 UTC
Although "winbind separator = \" is the default setting, it seems to be
impossible to set it explicitely. Here's my attempts:

smb.conf says:
   winbind separator = \
   winbind use default domain = no

 (note: the setting in the second line is irrelevant, but is shown because it
        gets dragged up onto the previous line by the "\")

testparm says:
   ERROR: the 'winbind separator' parameter must be a single character.
        winbind separator =    winbind use default domain = no

smb.conf: winbind separator = \\
testparm:
   ERROR: the 'winbind separator' parameter must be a single character.
        winbind separator = \   winbind use default domain = no

smb.conf: winbind separator = \\\
testparm:
   ERROR: the 'winbind separator' parameter must be a single character.
        winbind separator = \\   winbind use default domain = no

I also tried various things like adding a trailing space after the \, a blank
line following the \, etc. I can't get any of these things to work.

Why bother when this is the default setting? Well, I started chasing this up
while trying to find a workaround for bug #3238 - I though setting it explicitly
might help.
Comment 1 Kevin Shanahan (dead mail address) 2005-11-04 15:51:02 UTC
Given that my problems with bug #3238 was me being dumb, the severity on this
bug doesn't need to be anything more than minor.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-11-06 18:18:15 UTC
There is no need to define 'winbind separator = \'
since that is the default.

Other than that though we should allow a backslash to 
be specified by escaping it.  Maybe later.