[Samba] group name in valid user

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Oct 3 12:57:35 GMT 2005

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De Francesco Pierpaolo, IT wrote:
| Hi,
| i've encountered a problem configuring the smb.conf... i must
| grant access i a share dir on a hp-ux server (11.11 with
| official HP samba 3.0.7 depot... maybe patch level to 3.0.14)
| i've write
| valid user = @group_name
| in [share_name] session of smb.conf
| We have just implemented the integration with the windows
| 2003 active directory domain for the validation using kerberos
| protocol... all work fine, but a group name (due to policy)
| is over 32 char... and, i've noticed that if i specify
| a group name length more than 32 char, samba don't
| grant access to the share...the group, of course, is
| present in /etc/group and smb.conf... we have try to cut
| off char and we have noticed this behavior...
| Exemple:
| valid user = @123456789012345678901234567890123                 KO
| valid user = @12345678901234567890123456789012                   OK
| This 'limitation' was resolved in some new release?
| Existe another way or workaround to solve the problem?

This would be an HP-UX limitation.  There's nothing
in Samba that would truncate a group name or fail to
lookup a name at 32 characters.

Eric, hate to ping you on this but does it ring a bell?

cheers, jerry
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