share security passwords
Brian Keith Kowolowski
bkk5 at cornell.edu
Tue Nov 16 22:26:25 GMT 1999
Mac (dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk):
> Hi Brian,
> >actually, i want the opposite - i need a way to specify that a particular
> >password is used for a particular share, regardless of the user.
> >can i do this?
> Sort of.
> The most important thing that will make this work is running the whole
> server in 'security = share' mode. This is awful for most purposes
> (because the Win clients don't give a username to a server running in
> 'share' mode, and so Samba has to guess which UNIX user you are.)
> You can make it easier though by having exactly one entry in the 'valid
> users' list, (which is a special user you create just for this share)
> and set the password on that to something you can tell everyone. Set
> that user's shell to something like /bin/false though so they can't log
> in normally with that user. (telnet etc.)
> Then make sure the directory the share uses is owned by this new user,
> and you're away (I think).
hmm. this is close. i now have a share that is accessible via password for
any user. unfortunately, it's accessible to anyuser who uses *any* password
in the samba password file. can i stop this so it only will allow access if
the *correct* password is given?
here's the share section, and i am using security = share
available = yes
browseable = yes
force user = galik
guest ok = no
path = /home/galik
read only = yes
galik is a valid user and has permission to read /home/galik.
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