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Old 05-05-2006, 04:32 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 5, SuSE 10.1
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Struggling With Smb.conf


I have a fedora core 5 box and i'm setting up samba so users can store their own files either public or private.

here is a lil architecture i would like to have:

Linux Server (everyone can view the folders, but needs to authenticate for some)
+----[Public] - everyone can view, guests also
+----[Private] - Asks for authentication, and goes to the appropriate user folder (e.g /private/flx) with /private/%U. Example: if i login with the user "test01" the Private folder will use /private/test01/

the problem is with [Private] and the fact it already asks for authentication when i approach the server (\\server).
I cant view any of the folders before authenticating

Here is my config:
		workgroup = HOMENET
		netbios name = SERVER
		server string = Linux Server
		log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
		encrypt passwords = yes

		read only = no
		browseable = no

		comment = Public Directory
		path = /shared
		read only = no
		browseable = yes

		comment = User Directory
		path = /private/%U
		read only = no
		browseable = yes
i created flx and nobody.

Anyway, i know that its also possible in windows.
Here is another illustration.

If security = share i can view the folder index and the insides of the Public folder.
But as soon as i want to enter the Private folder i get this:
approaching: \\server\Private
The problem here is that the user field is greyed out!

When i put security = user i can't view the index folders nor the inside of the Public folder because it already asks for permission.

Can someone help me with the config?

Thanks in advance.


Old 05-05-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
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Distribution: RHEL 5/CentOS 5/Debian Lenny/(K)Ubuntu Is Dead/Mandriva 10.1
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I think you need to set the guest user.. in debian it is nobody..but that is set in global..I will send you my smb.conf when I get home i have a similar setup...and security should be set to user


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