Bug 1574 - force group misbehavior
Summary: force group misbehavior
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.4
Hardware: x86 All
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-30 13:02 UTC by Vinicius Bones Silva
Modified: 2005-02-08 07:21 UTC (History)
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Description Vinicius Bones Silva 2004-07-30 13:02:24 UTC
I´ve upgraded a redhat 8 box from a samba 2.2.7 server to a sama 3.0.4 with 
ldap (it seems everybody is doing this these days ;-). Config file OK, server 
loads OK, windos 98 and 2000 log on OK, startup script loads... and some shares 
cannot be mounted.

Trying to access the shares returns "Unknown error 31" (windows 98), "Invalid 
group" (Windows 2000) and "NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_GROUP" (smbclient). After several 
checks I narrowed down the problem to the following (an example):

  comment = comment
  path = /home/WIP_Con
  writable = no
  printable = no
  browseable = yes
  guest ok = no
  valid users = @WIP_Con
  create mask = 0750
  force create mode = 0750
  directory mask = 0750
  force directory mode = 0750 
  force group = @WIP_Con 
  write list = WIP_Con

The problem above is the @ sign in the parameter "force group". Removing it and 
reloading the server made the problem go away. It worked perfectly with samba 

I´m reporting this because I would like you to update the smb.conf man page, 
stating that @ signs should not be used with "force group" or make testparm 
catch this situation, which would be better.

Sorry for any spelling errors (I´m brazilian) and feel free to mail-me if you 
need any other information.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-08 07:21:10 UTC
force group should be a group name.  That's stated in 
the smb.conf(5) man page as well as in the example.
I think we'll leave it as it is.