[Samba] Unix Group Question with repect to Samba

mkh01 at earthlink.net mkh01 at earthlink.net
Fri May 10 14:54:02 GMT 2002

I've set things up almost exactly like that before, with no problems.
Did you set the share to be writable in smb.conf? If the share is
configured to be read-only it would show the behavior you describe.

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 05:31:55PM -0400, Bartick, Brett wrote:
> 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
> UserID: GID
> UserA:Group1
> UserB:Group2
> etc.....
> 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
> "rws"
> 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?

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