[CentOS] Network FS w/o user setup

Ted Miller tedjeanmiller at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 13 02:09:39 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Ted Miller wrote:
>> Is there a file system + configuration that will let me share a 
>> directory, and anyone who has access to something in that directory on 
>> the server will also have access (and lack of access) to the same 
>> files from the client? Clients will be Centos5, Win2K, WinXP.  Server 
>> is Centos5.
>> To put it another way, all users have accounts on the server.  I don't 
>> want to have to set up ANY user information on the server, other than 
>> what I set up to control local access.  I just want to say "Share 
>> /vmware" and have it available, to the same users who can access it 
>> locally.
>> With Samba I have to maintain duplicate user lists, password lists, 
>> and share access lists.  I have not been able to find a clear 
>> instructions on how NFS4 handles this, but what I found didn't seem 
>> any better than Samba.
>> I don't mind implementing ACLs on the server if it will do what I 
>> need, but I can't find anything that says it will save me any work 
>> either.
> Well, since you want to set up shares ... and since you want to share 
> between Windows and Linux machines, and to share for windows you will 
> need to use samba.
> Since you can also set up linux to use a samba client, that would 
> probably be the best method to "share these files" ... if you expect to 
> just oepn them via a file manager on all platforms.

Is there a way to set up samba so that it "just uses" ACL information for 
permissions, instead of having to spell everything out for each share and 
each user?

Ted Miller

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