[Samba] Active directory, winbind, and distribution groups (as opposed to security groups)

simo idra at samba.org
Wed Mar 21 13:25:59 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 13:41 +0100, Vincent Deffontaines wrote:
> Greetings,
> This is about a samba installation plugged on Active directory.
> I would like to bounce on :
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2005-January/099472.html
> I understand distribution groups are not "real" groups, as Unix people 
> mean them. Distribution groups are, by design, only related to mailing 
> lists, or so.
> My question is pretty simple :
> Is there a way to list the security groups of a domain?
> "getent group" as well as "wbinfo -g" list both security and 
> distribution groups.
> Either a command line switch on wbinfo, or a smb.conf parameter would be 
> good, in order to list only security groups.
> Since I have not found this in the docs, does this exist? Does this 
> question make sense?

If getent group lists distribution groups, we may have a bug, are you
sure of that?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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