[Samba] Re: Supplementary Group Issues

Sojka Reinhard reinhard.sojka at parlinkom.gv.at
Thu Feb 26 16:04:39 GMT 2004

Hi Dmitry, hi Jerome,

as I am having the same problem with native Sun nss_client, I'd like to
jump here in the thread.

>> Last thing, I remember having seen some problems with Solaris 9
>> nss_ldap client due to Sun patches on the list this or last month.
>> The bug seems to be from Sun's fault. 
it was me 

> Ok. I knew it. So, I'm using nss_ldap-211 from padl.com and it is
> definitely working good within Unix framework (id -a, ls -l...  show
> right information). However according to the LDAP SERVER log file
> samba even do not request for supplementary groups. By the way samba
> log file level 10 I sent you also do not show any requests to LDAP for
> supplementary groups.

This behaviour is identical to my experiences with native Solaris 9
nss_ldap. In my understanding, Samba requests supplementary group
information from Solaris, and Solaris has to request this information
from the LDAP server (after checking nsswitch.conf). If you have a
working und a non-working system, the difference can be seen easily in
the LDAP server logs. Note that /etc/group works.

We bypass this problem for the first time by using Patch-ID 112960-03.
BTW, Patch-ID 112960-11 (Feb/23/2004) doesn't help either.

>> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=samba&m=107636136823095&w=2
>> and bug 395 (https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395).
>> Please test the program in comment #19 and report.

I would also be willing to test and report, but the program doesn't
compile in Solaris. AFAIR the program was written for Linux. Anyway,
Solaris doesn't provide getgrouplist(). Can anybody provide me with
workarounds or hints?


Reinhard Sojka <reinhard.sojka at parlinkom.gv.at>
System- & Networkadmin
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