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I've set up a RedHat Enterprise Linux server for a bunch of windows 2000 users. Basically it will be providing file, print and perhaps DHCP/DNS services for this small network.
I've created a /home directory for each user, with proper permissions. However, I also need to create a "company" folder, that all the users can see.
I plan on setting up a usergroup called "company" and adding all the users to that group, then making the company folder owned by ROOT, with group access for COMPANY usergroup.
Question: Where is the best place in the directory tree to place the COMPANY folder itself? Is there a recommended/best practice/commonly accepted place to put shares of this type? It doesn't seem to belong under /home, but I don't know where else it could go. Would it be simply a share right off of / ?
They also have two or three Access databases that need to be shared. I was thinking of treating them like applications, and putting each in its own directory, and creating usergroups for the app, like "db1users" and "db2users", so that access to the "applications" could be controlled by group membership. I figure there should be an APPS folder somewhere, with subdirectories for each "app" (database file). Perhaps the APPS folder should be off the root of the file system too?
Any other advice on what I'm planning to do is appreciated too :)
What I would do, if I were the one in your shoes, is create a new file system right off / called something generic like "/smbShares". Then under that I would put the company directory that everyone has access to. At this level you could either put another directory with the a sub-directory for each database, or just put the sub-directories for the database here.