new smb.conf option

Inge-H. Hunstad inge at
Mon Oct 9 12:53:57 GMT 2000

I know this, but the problem is that we like the way RedHat does things
when it comes to handling groups. Should this exclude us from using
samba? I also said that our solution was to use LDAP as authentication
back end. But we still have some problem with the enumeration's of users
in usermanager and so on.


Simo Sorce wrote:
> "Inge-H. Hunstad" wrote:
> >
> > Do you think that this will help the handling of groups that RedHat do?
> > I think that within here lays the reason for moving to LDAP. I think
> > that the problem was the code i samba that did the enumeration of groups
> > couldn't handle that there where a group with the same name as the user
> > or some thing like that. This made everything go really slow when you
> > got more that 1000 users and groups.
> you are not obliged to use the standard scheme redhat uses.
> with option -g in adduser you may chose witch primary group an user
> belog to.
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