Netgroup/allow hosts problem

Andy_Barsby at Andy_Barsby at
Mon Oct 20 11:20:19 GMT 1997


I'm trying to limit access to pre-defined set of hosts. I already have a
netgroup (in
NIS) defined, which I would like to use.

Now the man pages for samba say that I can do :

hosts allow = @netgroup

When I try this I am asked for a username/password even though the share


If I limit the hosts to specific hosts i.e.:

hosts allow = hostname1, hostname2

This works fine (i.e. no password required - access from only the specified
 hosts), is
there a problem with using netgroups?


Andy.Barsby at

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