I've installed and re-installed samba4 on my Debian system several times for various reasons. I've downloaded the package directly from www.samba.org
, current stable release. I do the usual `./configure`, `make`, `make install`.
My issue/question is, the `make install` process create /usr/local/samba/, subdirectories and files with group 50 "staff". Why? I don't see any config options to change the group, so I assume it must be important. However, I have to change /usr/local/samba/private/d
ns/ and files to group bind and mode g+w or the dhcpd program cannot update the zone and journal files. I get:
Jul 13 12:58:28 mail dhcpd: Unable to add reverse map from 184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa. to PHONETREE.hprs.local: SERVFAIL
After changing group and group permissions, and restarting samba, bind9 and dhcpd, the update succeeds:
Jul 13 13:51:20 mail dhcpd: Added reverse map from 220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa. to hplaptop.hprs.local
Is this selection of group 50 arbitrary? Could I change it for future installations without messing up samba in other ways? Why is it set this way?