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Old 10-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hi, we have moved to linux platforms now. can i move my windows file server to linux server, main work on this windows server is sharing folders which having secure permissions to respective groups & users.
i knew we can share folder on linux. before formatting my windows server i want to know can we create new users to access particular folder?. users will not have any other kind of access except accessing there data folder. currently we have below scenario : users named a,b,c,d & e. all users having their folders to access. a & c are in the same group & they have common access to other common folder. please help me to change my server in ubuntu, i have planned to migrate in ubuntu server 10.04 (64 bit). if any other edition will help then suggest me will go for that, waiting for valuable suggestions. Thanks - Umesh Malik
 
Old 10-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi, we have moved to linux platforms now. can i move my windows file server to linux server, main work on this windows server is sharing folders which having secure permissions to respective groups & users.
i knew we can share folder on linux. before formatting my windows server i want to know can we create new users to access particular folder?. users will not have any other kind of access except accessing there data folder. currently we have below scenario : users named a,b,c,d & e. all users having their folders to access. a & c are in the same group & they have common access to other common folder. please help me to change my server in ubuntu, i have planned to migrate in ubuntu server 10.04 (64 bit). if any other edition will help then suggest me will go for that, waiting for valuable suggestions. Thanks - Umesh Malik
Yes, you can, but your question is vague.

Define what you mean by "sharing", and what kind of clients the users are using, and how they're going to access the server. If you mean FTP/SFTP, then it's trivial to chroot them so all they can see is their own home directory. If they're getting in via SSH on terminals, then you can still restrict their access via file permissions (read the man pages for chmod), so they can only see/access their own files.

If you mean you have Windows clients, then you're talking about setting up a Samba server. The Samba documentation has much available on how to set up users, ACL's, etc.
 
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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Yes, you can, but your question is vague.

Define what you mean by "sharing", and what kind of clients the users are using, and how they're going to access the server. If you mean FTP/SFTP, then it's trivial to chroot them so all they can see is their own home directory. If they're getting in via SSH on terminals, then you can still restrict their access via file permissions (read the man pages for chmod), so they can only see/access their own files.

If you mean you have Windows clients, then you're talking about setting up a Samba server. The Samba documentation has much available on how to set up users, ACL's, etc.
Thanks For quick suggestion, we have windows & ubuntu both type of client. server will be access using connect to server then windows share. folder on server will be access over Lan only.
Thanks
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks For quick suggestion, we have windows & ubuntu both type of client. server will be access using connect to server then windows share. folder on server will be access over Lan only.
Still vague...not sure what you mean by "server will be access using connect to server then windows share"????

If you're using Windows and Linux clients, then you can just set up Samba, as was suggested in my first post. Again, read the documentation and follow one of the MANY how-to's you can easily find via Google on how to set it up.
 
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #5
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Still vague...not sure what you mean by "server will be access using connect to server then windows share"????

If you're using Windows and Linux clients, then you can just set up Samba, as was suggested in my first post. Again, read the documentation and follow one of the MANY how-to's you can easily find via Google on how to set it up.
i have just try to tell steps i am using in ubuntu to access my server
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You're asking whether Linux' samba will allow for granular
control over who sees what based on their credentials?

Then the answer is: yes


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