[Samba] auto_private_groups analogue?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Feb 28 17:47:03 UTC 2020

On 28/02/2020 17:32, Christopher Cox via samba wrote:
> On 2/28/20 11:29 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 28/02/2020 17:18, Christopher Cox via samba wrote:
>>> What I'm offering is a solution.
>>> Again, what I proposed is a functional workaround.  It's actually 
>>> pretty natural and obvious when you get right down to it.
>> No it isn't. If you try to add a local user to a domain joined Unix 
>> computer and that user exists in AD, you will not be allowed to. The 
>> same goes for groups. You cannot add a user or group to AD if it 
>> exists in /etc/passwd or /etc/group.
>> Your idea to manually edit /etc/passwd or /etc/group isn't a 
>> workaround, it is a botch to get around the above. If you do create 
>> users or groups as you suggest, then the user or group in /etc/* will 
>> be used instead of the ones in AD and what if you actually meant the 
>> one in AD ??
>> Rowland
> Really don't know why you're doing this?  Is there something else 
> going on in your life right now?
> I stand by my workaround.
Christopher, it isn't a workaround, it is a botch and not one I would 
suggest using in production.

I don't think this is going anywhere, so please do not reply again.


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