Samba and Multiple Shares
barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Tue Apr 3 11:06:44 GMT 2001
> At the moment on the NT box we have all of our users and groups, we also
> have the file storage (home dirs, client space, sales space, marketing
> space, graphics space etc etc)
> Each area has its own share: eg
> Human Resources
> Each of the shares has a group (eg Sales Group, Marketing Group - all NT
> So when I add a user (eg fred, and he is in Sales, I add him to the Sales
> Group, and possibly the Marketing Group, but he doesn't get access to
> Clients, Graphics and Human Resources Drives)
> How is the easiest way to do this under Samba2.2.0Alpha2 ??
It is easy to set up some thing similar with samba:
On your hard drive, make a directory sales, a directory marketing,
.... In Linux create the groups marketing, sales, ... and enter the
userss to the groups in /etc/groups. Probably set the primary group
in /etc/passwd appropriate for each user.
Do chmod and chown that it looks on your hard drive similar to:
drwxr-s--- salesuser sales 1024 13:03 sales
drwxr-s--- marketinguser marketing 1024 13:03 markting
With salesuser and marketinguser being guys who should be allowd to
create new subdirectores, whicht the may be writeable to the wole
Now create the shares in samba:
path = /disk/sales
path = /disk/marketing
That's it! I would recommand setting "inherit permissions = yes" in
the global section of smb.conf. If you want you can now start playing
with a couple of samba parameters like users allow, write group, ...
but thats all not realy neccessary and I prefer to set these things
up with linux-permissions because you may once have shell, ftp, scp,
nfs, ... access as well.
> Any help or HOWTO's would be greatly appreciated.
Hope this helps. There are a lot of good books about samba, a fine
one is supplied as html with the source. A book about Unix/Linux
administration will be a good backgroud.
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