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Old 01-30-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
dancnpete
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Tall order for a samba server


I administer a group of 25 windows 98se computers for an education program (read zero budget). I'm trying to find a way to eliminate floppy disks from my network, as they are totally unreliable. Students often lose work because the disks eventually just fail.

It occurred to me that setting up a file server would make things easier in all regards. However I need some pretty specific things out of the file server.

1) I need the students to only have access to their individual files.
2) Seeing as 98 has squat security all authentication would have to be on the server side.

I do not know if these are within the capabilities of samba. if they are, could someone suggest some resources I could look through to go about setting up a linux file server.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 10:03 PM   #2
Manzabar
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Samba should be able to do this for you. Here are a couple of links to get you started:
Official Samba HOWTO
SAMBA Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"
 
  


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