[Samba] Samba not recognizing secondary groups
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Thu Jan 27 22:08:21 GMT 2005
Suggest you update to Samba-3.0.11 when it is released. It should be out
within 48 hours and has many fixes since 3.0.2. One fix is for multiple group
membership. Check the WHATSNEW.txt file in the tarball for specifics.
On Thursday 27 January 2005 15:10, Ed Holden wrote:
> Hi all. I'm having a strange issue with a server running Samba 3.0.2a.
> The server has a single share, and under that are subfolders that
> contain documents. Each subfolder is owned by a different
> folder-specific group, and users belong to the groups that own the
> folders to which they need access.
> But suddenly one user can't access any folders. Windows (the client)
> suggests that she might not have access, Mac OS X just displays the
> folders as empty, and the Samba server's logs reveal a telling
> NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED error. So I've tried to use her account to
> access those shares in unSamba ways, like from the command line or via
> SFTP, and everything works fnie. Only Samba refuses to let her in.
> Here's the clincher: if I make the contents of any folder universally
> read/write (chmod -R o+rw foldername), the user can connect to that
> folder and read the contents via Samba. So the issue isn't that somethign
> is wrong with her account, but just that Samba won't recognize any of the
> secondary groups to which she belongs. But it does recognize them for
> other users.
> I've seen references to this issue on the web, and apparently removing the
> user from some nonessential groups helps to un-confuse Samba. Anyone have
> other solutions to (or experience with) this bug?
> Ed Holden
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