Fedora / Samba - Do I have to use the @group1 in smb or can I list users of that share?

      path = /users folders/management
      valid users = @managers_
      read only = no
      browseable = no
      create mask = 0775

managers_ group has three users.

Can I list the three users individually in the smb.conf?
Do I have to refer to them as

Reason Im asking?
SWAT is clearing out @group1 and I will have to stop using SWAT if I cant list the users individually.

Poss down side of listing them individually?
I want all users to have read/write/execute file perms for others files.  

And Im wondering if I list them individually will the share realise that I want them to all to be able to edit their files?

Why dont I test this myself?
Im working remote and Ive only one Windows PC to test this one.
Its almost 2am

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Using group is an advantage, however, you can also list users individually.
Personally, use group is better for management.
Say you have g_dev1, g_dev2, g_dev3, each one mapped to logical group. The manager/directors might be included in all three group. So managers/directors can read/write all the docs but each group member can only work on the doc in their group.
If you use individual, then you might miss one or two member for a long term.

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fcekAuthor Commented:

Will file perms be the same if I add all individually? (will all be able to edit each others docs?)
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Yes, it would be the same.

Advantage when suppose the set of users is large, dynamic -- keeps changing with lots of increases and decreases, you will have to make limited changes.  You will not be changing smb.conf at all.  If you are doing individually, with every single change, you will be changing smb.conf file.
fcekAuthor Commented:

Im using a mix of Samba GUI and CLI.
The GUI takes out the @managers_ as well

file permission is based on each share configuration (shared directory).
So it all the same via group or individual.

I just explain advantage above.
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fcekAuthor Commented:

OK so just recapping .........

I can use either way, (individual or @managers_) it wont affect files perms either way within the share.  

Its a small organisation.  I might suffer adding usears in seperately, than loosing the @ everytime I open SWAT or the Samba GUI to have a peep at something. SWAT is interesting to see CHMODs etc.

Does webmin spanner the works as well?

Thanks, 2 am time for sleep!

Im doing good.  Created my first Share with 3 users that can all read / write each other files!

Couldnt do it without you all !

Now how to get this little daughter of mine to sleep  .............. a more difficult task!

fcekAuthor Commented:
Ok I understand it now.
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