[Samba] Unix Group Question with repect to Samba

Bartick, Brett Bbartick at us.nomura.com
Fri May 10 15:28:19 GMT 2002

Well, I now feel like I have egg on my face! After getting two responses
that mentioned this should work I rebooted my PC where I have been testing
this. That seemed to fix the problem. I can now use a user list for groups
(which is totally awesome). Sorry to bother the list with such a trivial
problem but I really didn't see any mention of this in the manual or in a
quick scan through the archives.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: jra at samba.org [mailto:jra at samba.org]
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 5:59 PM
To: Bartick, Brett
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] Unix Group Question with repect to Samba

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
> "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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