local user map troubles finally solved

Kevin Colby kevinc at grainsystems.com
Mon May 10 14:22:10 GMT 1999

David Bannon wrote:
> At 07:29 AM 10/05/1999 +1000, Florian Laws wrote:
> >
> > just exactly as in the FAQ.
> > But now I wonder: Why does it _have_ to be precisely the
> > groups adm and wheel?
> I sent that addition to the FAQ, was told those names by St Luke
> and did not bother to see if anything else worked. My systems
> (RedHat) already had a 'wheel', I asked around at the time and no
> one seemed to know what it was for ! My guess is that if Luke
> tells us to do it that way, do it that way !

"adm" has traditionally been a name used for the "Network Admin"
type of group.  "wheel" is a very old name for the superuser
group.  Many sysadmins with a Unix background (not those NT
crossovers) still use these names.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at grainsystems.com

> >Hi Samba developers,
> >
> >after months of desparate trying I finally managed to get
> >Local Administrator privileges working. And it turned
> >to be out soo easy:
> >
> >$ cat /usr/local/samba/lib/localgroup.map
> >wheel="Administrators"
> >$ cat /usr/local/samba/lib/domaingroup.map
> >adm="Domain Admins"

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