[Samba] Unix Group Question with repect to Samba

Bartick, Brett Bbartick at us.nomura.com
Fri May 10 14:35:02 GMT 2002

I have a question with regards to using Unix groups with samba. This might
be easier to explain with an example.

Lets say I have two users



I now have an entry in /etc/group that looks like

groupdev::UserA, UserB

If I have a directory with group ownership set to "groupdev" and group mode
UserA & UserB cannot create a file in the share on their Windows machine.
But if they connect to the Unix host, no problem.
Does Samba understand user lists for group permissioning?


Brett Bartick
Corporate Technology
Nomura Securities International, Inc.
2 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281

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