Samba woes

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Mon Jun 19 16:13:12 BST 2006


Meant to answer your samba question - the "+" means "expand this group to
the list of UNIX users in the UNIX group".  An "&" means "expand this to
the NIS group list", and an "@" means do NIS first, then UNIX.

This is from the smb.conf man page...

j

On Sat, 17 Jun 2006, Pete French wrote:

> > I also use force user and force group, with a + before the group name,
>
> I have to ask.. what does the '+' do ? I also set up shares this way,
> but I just have lines like this:
>
> [live-data]
>         comment = Live data files
>         path = /usr/local/www/live/data
>         force user = webadmin
>         force group = webadmin
>         read only = No
>
> which seems to work fine. I have done a quick google, and not found
> any explanation (though I have found people putting an '@' or a  '&' in
> front of the name too). Obviously theres something I don't know about samba
> config and I;m curious...
>
> cheers,
>
> -bat.
>
> !DSPAM:4493fadc695171862415254!
>
>




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