USRMGR.EXE and SAMBA (main branch NOT SAMBA_2_0)
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
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.
> Since Unix has group ownership, why couldn't you use it and the
> group permission bits for this? Why need to create a bogus
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
as far as i know, you can't. not on any version of unix.
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