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Old 12-19-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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Samba Not Recognize Special characters


Please advice as Samba not recognaze Special characters Like #

as my company has group name call # All Users / FCC.i need to give samba share permission to the group

my share is

path = /test
public = no
valid users = @DOMAIN+# All Users / FCC

please help this
Old 12-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you'll have to put quotes around your group name:

valid users = "@DOMAIN+# All Users / FCC"

If you are using 'services for unix' on a windows box, you're best bet is to map users to unix user names and also map your groups to unix groups. It's been a while for me but I believe there is a button for this AND I believe it will tell you that it will start an NIS service. That means you will have to setup your unix machine to talk to your windows machine via nis.

So the group above could be mapped to the unix group called: all_fcc_users

Then in your smb.conf file you can change the valid users line to:

valid users = @all_fcc_users

Last edited by tonyfreeman; 12-21-2012 at 11:42 PM. Reason: added iinfo about services for unix


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