USRMGR.EXE and SAMBA (main branch NOT SAMBA_2_0)

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Dec 3 13:16:55 GMT 1998

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> other issues: NT groups can own files.  why?  because a SID is 
> a SID.
> this implies that if we want the same functionality in 
> Samba that a unix userid needs to be created with the same 
> name as a unix group, with no unix shell or password.  
> then this "user", which will represent an NT group, will be 
> able to own a file / directory.  


Since Unix has group ownership, why couldn't you use it and the 
group permission bits for this?  Why need to create a bogus 

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

More information about the samba-ntdom mailing list