Changes in Samba 2.0
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
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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