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Samba / Fedora @group dissapears from my smb.conf if I use the Samba GUI - is there a way to make it stick?


I would like to use a combination of Samba GUI and CLI.
BUT my @groups disappear out of the smb.conf if I do.

Is there any way to make @group_bla to stick and use the Samba GUI occasionally?

Thanks

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arnoldCommented:
When you use the GUI and save the changes as @group_bla it does not make it through? You may have to escape the @ i.e. \@group_bla in the event the GUI is performing some processing and converts @group_bla as though it was a variable.
On the other hand, you should stick to one method CLI or GUI.

Have not used a Samba GUI, but it is common that a GUI has capabilities to use variables to populate data in which case an unescaped character such as $, @, will be treated/converted by the preprocessing mechanism within the GUI unless escaped.
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fcekAuthor Commented:

I dont see anywhere that I can add an @group_bla from the gui.
I can hard code it but the GUI doesnt like it and wipes it out.
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arnoldCommented:
Within the GUI, does it let you add a group from a system through a drop-down list?
 
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fcekAuthor Commented:


arnold:

I dont see that anywhere.  If yo ucan help me find it that would be well cool.
Perhaps Ive an old version of Samba GUI? I doubt it.

Ive Fedora 14 and onl downloaded Samba in the last month.
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arnoldCommented:
I have not usef a GUI, was merely suggesting what you might want to look for to make these adjustments.
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fcekAuthor Commented:

No prob.  I dont think there is a provision in it for adding groups = very odd.
Might just run with SWAT or webmin and never use samba  GUI again.


 
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arnoldCommented:
Is this what you are using?
http://reformedmusings.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/samba-file-sharing-in-ubuntu-lucid-10-04-lts/
The samba server configuration, does not seem to have group selection based on the screenshots in the link.
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arnoldCommented:
one thing, under the authentication method, does it have group?
Server settings/security?
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fcekAuthor Commented:
That URL was good for the GUI
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