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Old 03-10-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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error with multiple shared folders


I installed
sudo apt-get install samba
sudo apt-get install system-config-samba
and then add to the end of the section smb.conf Global Settings usershare owner only = false.

the Authentication info as below
security = user
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
sudo pico /etc/samba/smbusers
<username> = "<username>"
and here is my Share Definitions
comment = Home Directories
; writeable = No
browseable = no

valid users = %S

comment = Documents
path = /home/james/Documents
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
valid users = james
With the above configuration I can access the Ubuntu and see the Documents directory of my /home/james/Documents plus the james directory which is my home dir on ubuntu /home/james. My questions are:
1. how to hide the home directory
2. when I add another shared directory such as Documents of mike when I login with my user james it goes to mike documents although the smb.conf appear like this

comment = Documents
path = /home/james/Documents
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
valid users = james

comment = Documents
path = /home/james/Documents
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
valid users = james
instead of Documents section for each user (James and Mike)

Please note that when mike login he can able to see my home directory and me also when I login I can able to see his home

Any help please?



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