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Old 07-09-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Some /etc/samba/smb.conf file specification in SuSE 10.1

Hi To All,

I am working with SuSE 10.1

I am having file /etc/samba/smb.conf which is as per follows:

/************************************************** ************************************************/

# smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
# version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
# samba-doc package is installed.
# Date: 2006-05-02

workgroup = TUX-NET
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
map to guest = Bad User
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
logon drive = P:

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S, %D%w%S
browseable = No
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes

comment = Network Profiles Service
path = %H
read only = No
store dos attributes = Yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

comment = All users
path = /home
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/

comment = All groups
path = /home/groups
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes

comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = No

comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

/************************************************** *************************************************/

Now I could not understand some meanings over here ...

at [homes] what is the meaning of valid users = %S, %D%w%S
what %S, %D%w%S means ?

at [profiles] what is the meaning of path = %H
what %H means ?

I have to use this terms for analysis purpose .

So Please help me ....

Thanks in Advance ...
Old 07-10-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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man smb.conf


%S the name of the current service, if any
%D name of the domain or workgroup of the current user
%w the winbind separator
%H the home directory of the user given by %u
%U session username (the username that the client wanted, not necessarily the same as the one they got)

so %D%w%S in your case might translate to something like: TUX-NET\some-name-here

look at this:

only user (S)
          This is a boolean option that controls whether connections with usernames not
          in  the user list will be allowed. By default this option is disabled so that
          a client can supply a username to be used by the server. Enabling this param‐
          eter will force the server to only use the login names from the user list and
          is only really useful in security = share level security.

          Note that this also means Samba won't try to deduce usernames from  the  ser‐
          vice  name.  This can be annoying for the [homes] section. To get around this
          you could use user = %S which means your user list will be just  the  service
          name, which for home directories is the name of the user.


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