Domain logon problems with 10.Mar.99 CVS source

Matthew Geier matthew at
Sat Mar 13 22:27:58 GMT 1999

> > i haven't specifically coded to deal with this.  most definitely nt
> > _cannot_ have group names same as user names same as domain names: the
> > entire name space *must* be unique, end of story.  try it, if you like:
> > try adding a group named YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME on an nt box with usrmgr.exe.
> What is the current requirement for unix groups (at least now)? Is it required
> that all group names are no user names? Or at least for groups the user who
> logs in belongs to? Or for groups that are mapped to NT groups?

 I have user and group names the same on several places on my main server -
the shared folders 'owned' by groups have a 'force user' to a user ID of the
same name as the group. 
 i presume in the NT world, such files would be owned by the group, but Unix
doesnt do that.
 If there is no 'automatic' handling in Samba of group-user clashes for
the NT model, ive got  a bit of mucking about to do to change the names
of all the 'group' users and amend the configs.

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