Bug 4234 - default group in '(in)valid users' is misleading
default group in '(in)valid users' is misleading
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User/Group Accounts
3.0.23c
Other Linux
: P3 normal
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Reported: 2006-11-17 06:51 UTC by Dmitry Karasik
Modified: 2006-11-17 09:01 UTC (History)
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Description Dmitry Karasik 2006-11-17 06:51:15 UTC
User membership in groups defined as +mygroup aren't looked up
group membership in /etc/groups. This was acknowledged by Volker Lendecke, 
and suggested that group might be picked up in network groups, but this directly 
contradicts documentation which explicitly states

"A name starting with '+' is interpreted only by looking  in  the UNIX  group  database."

So I guess there's a bug either in docs or the implementation.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2006-11-17 09:01:06 UTC
Maybe it's a little confusing but technically the Unix group database
is serviced by NSS and is not strictly the /etc/group file.
I'll make the docs clearer.