[Samba] failsafe against "stupid" / careless users

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 18 18:57:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 09:27:32AM +0100, Dirk Allaert wrote:
> Are there any plans to get something like this in 2.2.4 ?
> Adam Ellis wrote:
> > Lasse,
> > 
> > I've not tried this personally, but this site has a patch to do such a
> > thing:
> > 
> > http://www.amherst.edu/~bbstone/howto/samba.html
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lasse Taul Bjerre [mailto:lasse at bjerre.cx]
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:01 PM
> > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: [Samba] failsafe against "stupid" / careless users
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I'm admin on a samba PDC with 150 users, and as normal users they are quit
> > "stupid". This means that they ofte deletes something that shouldnt have
> > been deleted. And I find it anoying to restore their files from tapebackup.
> > So would it be possible to get samba to "move" files instead of deleting
> > them? This way I could allocate a disk to store deleted files for a periode
> > of X days / weeks.
> > If this isnt posible, maybe the samba team should consider this option.

I've just finished adding the recycle bin as a VFS 
module into Samba 2.2.4. (the SAMBA_2_2 CVS tree).

To use it, compile smbd as normal and then cd into
examples/VFS and type make. It will create a recycle.so
library (at least under Linux).

Copy this to somewhere like /usr/local/samba/lib/recycle.so
and then add these options on a per-share basis to enable the
recycle bin :

        vfs object = /usr/local/samba/lib/recycle.so
        vfs options= recycle=.recycle

Please test this out and see if it works for you - this
is a good example of how to write and use a Samba 2.2.x VFS

Let me know,


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