UNIX and Windows Group Management
As stated, the focus in most of this chapter is on use of the
operations that are supported by Samba. Most of them are supported by the
mode when used in connection with Active Directory. The
operating mode is
also supported for some of these operations. RAP protocols are used by IBM OS/2 and by several
earlier SMB servers.
tool implements sufficient capability to permit all common administrative
tasks to be completed from the command line. In this section each of the essential user and group management
facilities are explored.
Samba-3 recognizes two types of groups:
. Domain groups can contain (have as members) only domain user accounts. Local groups
can contain local users, domain users, and domain groups as members.
The purpose of a local group is to permit file permission to be set for a group account that, like the
usual UNIX/Linux group, is persistent across redeployment of a Windows file server.