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Old 03-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
Harpo
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Distribution: Suse 10.0 Retail, 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, Edubuntu 7.04, Mandriva 2010
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How To Limit Samba Shares In /Home


Hello

I have Suse 10 installed in a home network. I can see linux and can browse most /home folders from the WinXP home machine. My question is how to limit access to some of my home folders? By default Documents, and desktop are not accessible. Public_html, bin, and any other folder I put in here are accessible though. Despite the fact that all folders in /home are not shared according to the properties of each folder. I have unchecked the box that says "share all home folders" in Samba server setup in the shares tab. No matter how many times I un-check the box, every time I go back to it it is checked again. I assume it is inheriting this from a higher authority. Would someone be able to help me with how to limit what is shareable? Any help here would be appreciated.

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Harpo
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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Open a terminal, and type;

Code:
cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
This is the config file which specifies how youre share works, and which is read by the samba daemon. It starts with a [global] section, and the sections after that are [sharename]. Removing the relevant part would remove the share.

For example, I have a slackware share:

Code:
[slackware]
        comment = slackware tree and isos
        path = /data/programs/slackware
        read only = yes
        guest only = yes
To remove the share, I would remove this whole section.
 
  


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