[Samba] Non-primary group permissions

gibbs, simon simon.gibbs at informa.com
Wed Mar 3 12:28:49 GMT 2004


I have a problem that if I set a file or directory group owner, users
that are members of this group cannot access it unless this is
their primary group.

This is using samba 3.0.2a - all user and group info is coming from

I've tried using the setgid bit so users run with the permission of the
group that owns the directory but this only works if the permissions are set
to 2777 which is effectively  allowing any user access with the setgid group

I could use the 'force group' option on the share, but this still means that
only one group can be of any use for that share which isn't practical.

Is this expected behaviour or is something going wrong?



Here's my smb.conf:

# Global parameters
        workgroup = DOMAINNAME
        realm = KERBEROS.REALM
        server string = data-cl2a samba server
        security = DOMAIN
        password server = kerberosserver.domain
        idmap uid = 10000-20000
        idmap gid = 10000-20000
        template shell = /bin/bash
        winbind separator = /

        comment = Test Data Dir
        path = /Data
        read only = No

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