[Samba] Permissions across servers

Julian Pilfold-Bagwell jools at oss4all.plus.com
Sat May 12 09:37:51 GMT 2007

Hi all,

I have a problem that I stumbled across a solution for on a list while 
searching for something else but can't find again.

It's down to permissions propogating from a Samba PDC across member 
servers. I'm using 3.0.28c which according to the release notes uses the 
+Domain\group notation for declaring permissions in smb.conf.

I am at the following position:

LDAP/Samba on the PDC works and I can su to a UNIX/LDAP  users account 
on the CLI. Getent passwd returns all the users and getent groups 
returns all the groups. wbinfo -u and -g work as they should and net 
groupmap list returns groupmappings consitent across all the servers.

If I use Windows security properties on XP however I get (Unix 
User\User). Both the PDC and the member servers are soined to the domain 
and have the domain SID in smb.conf. So the question really, is when 
setting unix permissions on files on the member server, how do you 
differentiate between UNIX and Domain users.

The closest I've found to a solution in the last two days was someone 
with the same question who got the answer "this has been covered 
elsewhere so I won't for over it again". I'm not being lazy, I have been 
looking and I'd appreciate the help.



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