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Old 07-05-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Samba + smb.conf help.

Hello all,

I'm attempting to give certain users (not all) permission to write a file in a given directory. I've tried numerous smb.conf configurations to no avail. The closest I've come is being prompted for a uid and password, but I do not connect. I suspect that has something to do with the windows domain in which I'm in. Can anyone supply me with smb.conf stanza that will accomplish this? I'm not running winbind and would like Samba to handle all authentication. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thx.
Old 07-05-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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It would be helpful to see your smb.conf ... anyways

As you had a successful password request, I assume you have successfully configured your [global] section.

Now to make your share work you have to mount them where your users have access; using the Linux filesystem permissions.

If you don't know what I mean check this article
        comment = Things Files
        path = /smbroot/things
        valid users = @staff
        writeable = yes
        printable = no
        create mask = 0764 
        directory mask = 0764
        force group = staff
        force user = jwholey
This will create a Things share which has full acces for the jwholey, read write for the staff group and read only for the others.

make sure that you chmod and chown the things directory
chmod 0764 /smbroot/things
chown jwholey:staff /smbroot/things
and chmod your /smbroot or wherever your share is locate to give required access to the users.

I hope this helps.


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