Force group ?

Alan Hourihane alanh at
Tue Sep 7 10:00:42 GMT 1999

Following on from this - I can't get force group to
work at all in 2.0.5a. It completely ignores the line.

Any clues ?

This is my share setup.

By default users primary group is 'users'.

        path = /samba/telco
        force group = telco
        force create mode = 0770
        force directory mode = 0770
        create mask = 0770
        valid users = root, @telco
        write list = root, @telco
        guest ok = no
        browseable = yes


-----Original Message-----
From:	Alan Hourihane [SMTP:alanh at]
Sent:	06 September 1999 11:02
To:	Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Subject:	Force group ?

I have a number of users with home directories
under /home/????. Their default group is users.

I need to make some of these directories available
for other users, so I've created a group that's actually
the same as the users name of their home directory.

For example,

drwxrwx...	georgef  georgef  ......

Then, I add a bunch of users into that group in /etc/group.



It works and people can get to his home directory, but....

When another user saves a file into georgef's directory
it gets created with georgef's primary group which is 'users'
and I don't want that.

I've tried using 

force group = %u or %U

in the samba config, but thinking again that won't work.

Anyone any ideas ?


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