[Samba] User not really in group

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Wed Sep 26 17:29:07 GMT 2007

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Do you have an /etc/gshadow file? It's possible they are not in there. I
think 'grpconv' is the equivalent to 'pwconv' that gets people into
/etc/passwd in the same way.

Ryan Bair wrote:
> I have a Debian Etch AMD64 server running Samba 3.0.24. It is joined
> to an active directory domain. Most everything works quite well.
> I had set up a user for a scanner but forgot to add it to a group so
> that it could access the target folder, so the scans failed. I then
> added the account to the group, but for some reason it is still denied
> access to the directory.
> I su'ed to the user, and they are unable to enter the directory. Every
> other member of the group is able to enter the directory without an
> issue, even members that were added afterwords.
> If I do a "getent group scanned docs", I can see all the users in the
> group including the scanner account. However if I issue the groups
> command as the copier user, the scanned docs group does not show up in
> the listing. The groups command returns the expected list with every
> other user.
> Any ideas?

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