[Samba] Groups and Samba and Winbind

Scott Wrosch swrosch at MarketingAssociates.com
Wed Oct 30 18:55:25 GMT 2002

Hello Jennifer,

I'm a relative noob to Samba, so I may be off base, but I'll offer what I can.

Unless it's a mis-type, re-type the groups command like this:

groups ntdomain\jfountain

Also, I've found that I need to use the domain as well when I'm using wbinfo as you have below.  For instance, when I run it, I get this:

[root at linux-38 samba]# wbinfo -r ma_swros
[root at linux-38 samba]#

I'm sure there's a switch though for converting from numbers to names.  Also, the -r switch does resolve to UNIX numbers, not names.

Unfortunately, I don't know why groups would be returning the UNIX group number.  Mine looks like this:

[MA_swros at linux-38 swros]$ groups
MA_Domain Users MA_mis
[MA_swros at linux-38 swros]$

And, here's my Winbind related portion of smb.conf for comparison:

# Winbind entires.
   winbind separator = _
   winbind uid = 10000-20000
   winbind gid = 10000-20000
   winbind enum users = yes
   winbind enum groups = yes
   template shell = /bin/bash

# Tell Samba that yes, it does need to obey pam restrictions
   obey pam restrictions = yes

When I initially got everything up and running, I was using the \ as my separator as well.  Unfortunately I had issues with it and changed it to the _.   I doubt that has anything to do with it, but it is possible.

Hope my meaningless drivel has helped some, even though I'm really only offering comparisons.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Fountain [mailto:JFountain at rbinc.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:38 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Groups and Samba and Winbind

I am having an issue with winbind/samba and my groups.

when I type the following:

$ groups ntdomain\\jfountain

I get the following nothing.

When i type this (logged in as jfountain)

$ groups 

I get the following:

$ 50000

I am assuming this means domain admins.

when i type

$./wbinfo -r jfountain

I get the following:


I don't know where the disconnect is in winbind.  why iam not getting my
group listing instead of numbers

wbinfo -g gets all the groups with no problem.

here is my smb.conf

	workgroup = ntdomain
	netbios name = samba
	server string = SAMBA
	interfaces = lan4
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	security = DOMAIN
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	password server = server1
	username map = /etc/smbusers
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	preferred master = False
	local master = No
	domain master = False
	wins server =
	winbind uid = 40000-49999
	winbind gid = 50000-59999
	template shell = /usr/bin/ksh
	winbind separator = \
	winbind cache time = 15
	winbind enum users = Yes
	winbind enum groups = Yes
	winbind use default domain = Yes

my nsswitch.conf

passwd:  files winbind
groups:   files winbind

Any thoughts, ideas? what did i not do? 


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