Problem with GID being set to UID for Samba 2.2.2

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at
Wed Nov 7 00:20:34 GMT 2001

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Indulis Bernsteins wrote:

> But there's this one little  problem, the GID for a recognised user is 
> being set to an unknown group.  It looks like the GID is being set to be 
> equal to the UID, or it is being set to the user's *original* GID (which 
> samba has cached away somewhere). 

in /etc/passwd.  See below.
> ======================snip snip snip ============================
> /etc/passwd


> indulis:x:500:500:Indulis Bernsteins:/home/indulis:/bin/bash
> pbabern:x:501:502::/home/pbabern:/bin/bash
               ^^^^^ This is why the GID is being set.  Thats what its s'posed
to do :)

If you want to set a users primary group do it in /etc/passwd.  secondary
groups are done in /etc/group

> [pbabern]
>         comment = %U home directory
>         writeable = yes
>         valid users = pbabern
>         path = %H

Unrelated but try using the "[homes]" share:
   comment = %U Home Directory
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

Then any user on the system will automagically have one.
> [d]


> [e]


> [f]


On all of the add a:
	force group = users

man 5 smb.conf
/force group

Yours Tony.

 * "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the 
 * same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
 * --Albert Einstein

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