[Samba] Problem with groups NT4 PDC - Samba Member Server

Philip Washington phwashington at comcast.net
Tue Oct 18 14:40:15 GMT 2005

Philip Washington wrote:

> I have 2 different shares one with
> [Share1]
>          valid users = @"DOMAINA+Domain Users"
> [Share2]
>          valid users = @"DOMAINA+SpecialGroup"
> Members of the latter group cannot access Share2. No one can.
> #getent group |grep Special
> DOMAINA+SpecialGroup:x:10001:DOMAINA+User1,DOMAINA+User2,DOMAINA+User3
> #wbinfo -g |grep Special
> DOMAINA+SpecialGroup
> I changed the shares properties after testing this a couple of times 
> back to having each user in the group
> [Share2]
>        valid user = DOMAINA+User1 DOMAINA+User2
> this works and everything else seems to be working.  Shouldn't the 
> test with @"DOMAINA+SpecialGroup" have worked?
> I was a little concerned because whenever I do testparm I get
> 'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership
> and was wondering if this might be the problem.  Should I use a 
> different seperator.
Yes this does work, I had a typo in the group name.

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