[Samba] samba caching group memberships

Brian Cowan brcowan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 07:37:30 MDT 2010

I think you'll find that the answer can be "both." But, only during the
context of that connection to the samba server.

This is because the client sends its authentication info to the server when
it connects. I don't really know if/when the samba server verifies group
membership on the domain beyond asking if the credentials are valid.
On Oct 21, 2010 7:26 AM, "Vladimir Vassiliev" <vova at edu.yar.ru> wrote:
> Thanks. Still not clear for me is it cached on SMB-server when SMB-client
connects or on client when
> user logs in?
> 21.10.2010 14:20, Brian Cowan пишет:
>> Actually, this group cache behavior is *Windows* behavior. Group
>> membership is loaded at login time and not refreshed until you log out
>> and back in.
>> It's annoying @ times. Having been a Novell NetWare user in my ancient
>> past, it was something of a shock to me too.
>> Brian C.
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