Group information lost when security = server

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Tue Apr 28 21:46:09 GMT 1998


On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 11:14:38 -0700, Steve Francis wrote:

>force group = staff does not work either.
>smbstatus shows the group correctly:
> ./smbstatus
>Samba version 1.9.18p4
>Service      uid      gid      pid     machine
>cslan        bmiller  staff    45176   stevef

Is this different to "force group = %G"?

>But files are all created with the group of sys.

Are you sure you do not have an sgid-Bit set on that directory?

Where does the group sys come from? Dir you try to increase the debug level and analyze the logs?

>Not only that, but force group = "literal group" will not work for me anyway,
>as I need to maintain file access differently for people in different groups
>accessing the same share.

What about %g instead of %G?

>IS there a working solution for this when using security = server?

I'm quite sure this does not have anything to do with "security = server".


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