[Samba] Unix Group Question with repect to Samba

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 10 15:00:03 GMT 2002

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?

Yes, Samba should load the primary and supplementary groups
into the user security context. There must be something else
wrong in the setup on that share. Can you post your smb.conf ?



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