Groups and policy

Jacques Sansdrap sansdrap at
Mon Feb 22 15:31:35 GMT 1999

After much head scratching I have found (one of?) the reason
why the policies didn't work with my setup:

The users for who the policy was to be used have the GID of the
appropriate group in /etc/passwd but are not listed in /etc/group.
It seems that Samba look only in /etc/group to find of which
group a user is a member.
Something for the FAQ?

Even after having corrected this, the application of policies seems


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