Nested groups support?

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Wed Jan 14 13:42:24 GMT 2004

Hello Arthur, indeed the "unrolling" of subgroups is the only way I have
tought since now. IIRC winbindd should already do something like that,
at least for ads, I remember talking about exactly this thing with
Are you sure it is not working for you?
If not I may think to look for a patch, but the real problem is that
this is a really time consuming task ... at least O(n^2) and may be too
much for wide organizations ...


On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 13:38, Arthur van Dongen wrote:
> Hi, all,
> Is anyone working on nested groups support for Samba as a member of a W2K
> domain? This is currently the only thing blocking the roll-out of Samba
> servers in our organisation.
> My first impression is that winbind could replace the groups in a group
> with the members of this group. So, if User1 is in Group1, and Group1 is a
> member of Group2, winbind places User1 as a member of both Group1 and
> Group2. This does not conflict with the Unix user/group architecture.
> Arthur
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