Bug 7999 - Using "winbind separator" in smb.conf makes "winbind use default domain = yes" pointless
Summary: Using "winbind separator" in smb.conf makes "winbind use default domain = yes...
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.5
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files (show other bugs)
Version: 3.5.8
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Volker Lendecke
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-09 20:03 UTC by Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST)
Modified: 2017-07-16 23:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2011-03-09 20:03:47 UTC
(Debian bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=617449)

This might be seen as a feature, but at least some documentation adjustment could be made.

When using "winbind separator" in smb.conf, it seems that "winbind use default domain = yes" is not longer honored. That is an apparent regression from 3.2.*

Our user even found out that inverted both options in smb.conf makes things work again. 

Please notice that I didn't have the setup to reproduce this so I entirely rely on the Debian user

Christian Perrier on behalf of Debian maintainers for samba
Comment 1 joe 2011-03-10 21:24:50 UTC
I'm the submitter of the Debian bug.  Feel free to email me if you need additional info.
Comment 2 Karolin Seeger 2011-03-17 14:26:10 UTC
Volker, could you comment on this one, please?
Comment 3 Andrew Bartlett 2017-07-16 23:20:28 UTC
   winbind separator = \\
   winbind use default domain = yes

becomes (run testparm -v)

	winbind separator = \winbind use default domain = yes

This is documented in 'man smb.conf' with:

     Any line ending in a “\” is continued on the next line in the customary UNIX fashion.

Closing as invalid.