[Samba] Suggested change to Samba documentation - possible missing RFC2307 attribute prior to chown command?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Apr 3 12:08:33 UTC 2019

On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 12:33:55 +0100
Stephen via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone, i've just been following the instructions about setting
> up a Samba domain member as a file shares. I am using Samba version 
> 4.5.16-Debian (yes its old, but i'm stuck with it for now ;) ) and I 
> have been following the official Samba documentation found here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_a_Share_Using_Windows_ACLs
> I just wanted to give you a heads up, I am finding that the chown
> step described in the aforementioned documentation is a little
> problematic:
> chown root:"Domain Admins" /srv/samba/Demo/
> When I tested it on my own domain member, joining a freshly created 
> domain I found this step simply won't work for users using the ad 
> backend unless they have already  added a RFC2307 gidNumber value to 
> group "Domain Admins".

I have added a warning to the wiki page.

> Perhaps we/you should update the docs to describe how to set the 
> gidNumber in an earlier step to avoid this issue?

The problem is, just where to put something like this. I am not
dismissing this, just thinking about where & how ;-)



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