Changes in Samba 2.0

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Tue Sep 15 12:09:07 GMT 1998

Gerald Carter wrote:
> Not sure I can help, but what do you need to know?
> All my documentation on the NTDOM stuff is linked
> off the main samba site under the "NT Domains FAQ"

	I've read it, and it diluted my ignorance most 
	wonderfully, but I'm primarily looking for a bit 
	of information about the semantics of the new options.

These have been discussed to some extent
      domain controller = 
      domain sid = 
      machine password = 
      security = domain

These haven't.
      domain groups = 
      domain admin group = 
      domain guest group = 
      domain admin users = 
      domain guest users = 

      groupname map = 

Can anyone tell me what the basic intention of these are?
They're new, and not overly documented: they were
mentioned here once as a future work item.

A quick look at the sources shows the domain admin group
lp_domain_admin_group, is used as a user list in api_net_sam_logon
samr_reply_query_usergroups and get_domain_user_groups,
which means its some sort of unix-like group, but what did the
authors **mean*** by it?
	0) a group, just like a unix group
	1) an nt group, distinct from a unix group
	2) a logical merging of the two concepts
	3) an illogical merging of the two (;-))
the existance of groupname map implies any of 0-2.

To put it in the shortest possible terms, I'm
asking the ``why'' question, because the code answers
the ``what'' question.

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