Groups and policy

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 22 16:31:30 GMT 1999

On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Jacques Sansdrap wrote:

> 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.

yeah, i know - i didn't quite understand unix "primary group" permissions
when i wrote the code.  i want to move to a file cache with a program that
generates the nt permissions file as a result: i don't want to have to
"add" the user's primary group.

also, the program could catch problems like unix groups and unix users
with the same name: under NT you *must* have a unique name across users,
groups, aliases and domains.

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