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Old 10-03-2003, 02:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation Samba Share Folders

Hi i am setting up Samba shares atm and have created different departments eg finance and technical

i would like to know how to make the folders not appear to users that dont have access...

atm we can see EVERYTHING but only can get into those that we have rights to.

Is there another line I add in somewhere...
Ive added the information in smb.conf file below

Any ideas?


# this will be viewable only by members of finance group
comment = Finance
path = /departments/finance
valid group = finance
read only = No
browseable = yes

# this is only viewable by chrisw
comment = Technical
path = /departments/technical
valid users = chrisw
read only = No
browseable = yes
Old 10-03-2003, 04:23 AM   #2
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There a few things u can do...

1 make a share not viewable (with "browsable = no" option).
path = /datos/calidad
read list = @calidad
write list = @calidad
read only = No
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770
browseable = No
this way, u wont see the share when u access the samba host:
To access it u must use the windows explorer "tools" "map network drive" and type in the share's netbios location: \\samba-server\calidad.

2 use a different smb.conf file for different pc's, thus setting up different shares for each. In the main smb.conf, add the option "config file = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m". %m stands for the host name. Now create a smb.conf.pc_name in /etc/samba and in it, place all the shares u want that pc to view. I suppose u can also use the %u (user) variable to the same as with the pc_names but with user_names instead. U could also do something like smb.conf.%m.%u but i've never tried that.


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