[Samba4] How do _you_ create new share points?

Richard Hurt rnhurt at kangaroobox.com
Fri Feb 29 13:28:24 GMT 2008

Editing the conf file is something that I am comfortable with, but I  
don't think the on-site SysAdmin (i.e. computer teacher) would be able  
to handle it.  I'm not saying anything bad about him but he's not as  
big a geek as I am.  :)

The ACLs are not *required* but they sure do open a lot of doors and  
really help manage the shares.

I wish I had more time and was a better programmer so that I could  
help with some of this.  I think Samba really is a great package and  
has done almost as much as GNU/Linux for OSS.  Good luck and hopefully  
the newly released MS specs will help speed this process up.


On Feb 28, 2008, at 6:23 PM| Feb 28, 2008, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 12:40 -0500, Richard Hurt wrote:
>> I need a friendly way to manage my share points in Samba4.  I think
>> that the Windows AD Tool Kit will solve my User/Group/GPO management
>> problems, but I still don't know of a way to create new shares.  I
>> also need to be able to secure them to certain groups/users.  Can the
>> Windows AD Tool Kit do this as well?  If so, can you point me in the
>> right direction?
> So far you just edit the smb.conf.  Permissions are based on the
> filesystem permissions (but we don't do a translation between posix  
> and
> NT ACLs yet).
> There was an effort to allow shares to be created over the network,  
> but
> I don't know the state of that code (it probably needs to be  
> rewritten,
> based on feedback later received).
> Andrew Bartlett
> -- 
> Andrew Bartlett
> http://samba.org/~abartlet/
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
> Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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