[Samba] Changing unix group ownership through Samba

Antti Tikkanen antti.tikkanen at hut.fi
Thu Mar 13 14:32:06 GMT 2003

Hi everyone,

First of all, sorry if this is something which the man pages or other
documentation answer. I could not find a simple solution.

I am running 3.0alpha22 on Linux joined to a W2k domain with a Windows
2000 Server domain controller. Authentication is done with Kerberos,
clients are 2000/XP.

I want to be able to change the unix group ownership on directories and
files from the Windows 2000/XP clients connecting to Samba. That is, if a
directory is owned by the unix group unixgroup1 on the machine Samba is
running on, I want to be able to change it to unixgroup2 from the client.
What is the simplest way to do this? Somehow mapping all unix groups to
Windows-world groups? Do I need winbindd in there somewhere?

Any help is much appreciated!

Best regards,


Antti.Tikkanen at hut.fi
Helsinki University of Technology
Computing Centre

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