[Samba] permissions adjustments log

Christopher Wensink cwensink at five-star-plastics.com
Fri Mar 5 22:51:18 UTC 2021

We have a stand alone samba file server, no domain involved. Everyone 
has a share for their home drive, then there are a series of shares for 
different departments.  The department access is controlled by being a 
part of the system group found in /etc/group.

My boss has had access to the "R:" drive in our environment for years 
then this morning suddenly he didn't have access to it, and I looked in 
/etc/group and his username was not under the group associated with the 
R: drive.  I put his username back to fix the problem, but now I'm 
wondering how/why was removed.  I was in /etc/group yesterday adding a 
new employee to two other groups and removing one old account from all 
shares, but I did not touch is username for anything.

In /var/log/secure I only see entries for icinga server authentication, 
and logins for ssh sessions, I don't see anything specifically listed 
out where access to a given share was added / removed or where a user 
was added / removed from a group in /etc/group.

Is there another log that would capture changes other than 
/var/log/secure, or /var/log/messages?

Christopher Wensink
IS Administrator
Five Star Plastics, Inc
1339 Continental Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Office:  715-831-1682
Mobile:  715-563-3112
Fax:  715-831-6075
cwensink at five-star-plastics.com

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