[Samba] user not in group

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Thu Jun 8 01:31:32 GMT 2006

> I recently replaced a samba server with a new machine.  Version 3.0.14
> was used on the old server and is used on the new server as well.  I
> copied all of the configuration files using rsync from the old server
> to the new server.  Now I have one user that cannot access a share on
> the new server, but that could be accessed on the old server.  After
> much troubleshooting I have isolated the problem to the fact that
> samba on the new server treats the user as if it is part of a group
> in the invalid users for the share.  /etc/group does put the user in
> the group that is an invalid users.  Can anyone help?

...remove the user from the invalid group?  Remove the group from
Samba's list of invalid groups?

You could try specifying "valid users = username" for just that share,
but I don't know whether that will bypass Samba's invalid groups option.


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