[Samba] group name in valid user

De Francesco Pierpaolo, IT pierpaolo.defrancesco at pirelli.com
Fri Sep 30 16:17:21 GMT 2005

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...
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?
thanks a lot


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