[CentOS] Re: new CentOS5.1, samba help requested

Wed Mar 26 19:47:31 UTC 2008
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 3-26-2008 12:15 PM Anne Wilson spake the following:
> On Wednesday 26 March 2008 18:59:41 Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> Like John, I fought long and hard to get user share working.  I read
>>> Everything I could, including buying Samba3 by Example.  In the end I
>>> admitted defeat and went back to shares.
>> If you really want a public share with no authentication at all, share
>> mode is probably the best approach.  If everyone that should have access
>> is logged into a windows domain anyway, you can transparently accept
>> this authentication and either keep their user id (as for a home
>> directory share) or force it or their group id into something that gives
>> common r/w access to a share.   You can also do the latter with explicit
>> logins against uses in the smbpasswd file.
> This is becoming a real hijack, which I didn't intend.  However, 
> All users that are intended to be able to share have a user account on the 
> samba server.  All users have samba passwords matching their login passwords, 
> whether in windows or linux.  I couldn't even get their home directories to 
> show using 'user' mode.
> Anne
It is possible, because I am doing it. I have share=user and have home 
directories viewable by the user and the admin (me). I have various 
departmental shares that each department can access and no one else (but the 
admin -- again me). Even shares that aren't browsable, so no one even knows 
they are there if not given access.
And I have several public shares, some read-write, some read only with install 
files and such. USers that try to access a share they have no permission to 
get the logon box, but it will never actually auth because their rights don't 
allow it.

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