USRMGR.EXE and SAMBA (main branch NOT SAMBA_2_0)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Dec 3 16:12:44 GMT 1998

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Gerald Carter wrote:

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

how do you get a unix group to own a file?  no, i don't mean a unix user,
i really really mean a unix _group_ to be the "creator / owner" of a file,
so that you can set "user" permissions not "group" or "other" for that
unix group.

as far as i know, you can't.  not on any version of unix.

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