Odp: Mapping NT groups to Unix groups

Rafał Szcześniak rszczesniak at mis.com.pl
Thu Sep 28 10:28:42 GMT 2000

In Samba 2.0.7 map files are not implemented. These only works
in Samba HEAD or Samba TNG


"Rod Sanborn" <rsanborn at ew.edwards.af.mil>
Wysłane przez: samba-ntdom-admin at us4.samba.org
00-09-27 21:15

        Do:     <samba-ntdom at us4.samba.org>
        Temat:  Mapping NT groups to Unix groups


    I am trying to map NT groups to Unix groups via the username map file 
so that I can grant access to Samba shares simply by adding users to an 
group on the NT side.  On the Unix side, the group has permissions to the 
directory, but the user has not been added to the actual Unix group.

    I am having trouble getting this to work and the documentation seems 
to be giving me conflicting information.  I first looked in the O'Reilly 
book "Using Samba" that came with the distribution.  In section 
"username map" it says:  "You can also map NT groups to one or more 
specific Unix groups using the @ sign."  In the HTML documentation, it 
says something completely different.  In the section on "username map" it 
says:  The list of usernames on the right may contain names of the form 
@group in which case they will match any UNIX username in that group". 
Further down it continues:  "Or to map anyone in the UNIX group "system" 
to the UNIX name "sys" you would use:

        sys = @system

    Has anybody else gotten this to work or is there somebody savy enough 
with the internals to know which documentation is correct?  I would really 
appreciate any help.

    I am using an SGI (Irix 6.5.5) with Samba 2.0.7.  My NT clients are on 
an NT domain, so I am using domain security.

Rod Sanborn
rsanborn at ew.edwards.af.mil

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