[CentOS-docs] Samba

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Sun Aug 31 21:52:59 UTC 2008

Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 06:51:24PM +0100, Ned Slider wrote:
>> As a thought - I'm wondering if the topic needs slitting up into  
>> multiple sections/pages? Maybe something like:
>> An introduction/overview to samba (users, file permissions etc)
>> Basic samba setup with example (security=share)
>> Group shares with examples (security=user)
>> Printing
>> AD integration
>> etc ...
> That seems to me to be the best way.   

When I was reading through some documentation a few weeks ago, 
specifically the "Samba by Example" book:


I was surprised that the "more basic" examples were commonly using 
security = share. I thought I had read somewhere in the past that 
security = share was either deprecated or at least not recommended hence 
my surprise at seeing it being used in the official documentation. 
Personally I've always used user level security but share level would 
certainly ease a few potential headaches for new users requiring a 
"quick and dirty" share.

Just so we're all on the same page, does anyone know (or have any views) 
what the current thinking is on this?

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