Permissions or what!?! <: \
Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Nov 10 18:51:03 GMT 2001
What this means is this: User fred on a windows (or linux) machine accesses
the samba server. His name might be fred.
With my set up, samba will make note of that but will assign him the user
name of ftp, with all the rights of user ftp, including ftp's group, which is
likely also ftp. This will be transparent to to the fred, except for the
limitation placed on his actions by being assigned user ftp.
On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 08:43:17PM -0600, WebSoft wrote:
> Oh, okay, thanks, so on the Windows machines will I have to use the account
> FTP instead of Name?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com>
> To: WebSoft <websoft at ix.netcom.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 9:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Permissions or what!?! <: \
> > You don't really have to use !!!!! to get help. There is nothing to panic
> > about.
> > Likely, you are a new user of linux. Likely, you don't know anything about
> > permissions and the like, so, I would try the following:
> > Make up a simple smb.conf, which doesn't involve passwords:
> > Here is what I do for mine:
> > [global]
> > netbios name = JHAMMER6
> > server string = Samba %v Your Server
> > security = SHARE
> > guest account = ftp
> > read only = No
> > guest ok = Yes
> > [public]
> > comment = Root directory
> > path = /
> > create mask = 0766
> > I think this will let anyone log on to your samba server as a user called
> > ftp.
> > ftp has few privileges on your machine. You could make the guest account
> > some regular user name, just to try things out.
> > Anyway, you could make the path = some directory like /SambaShares and
> > chmod 777 /SambaShares (make sure /SambaShares exists).
> > That should allow everyone to read, write, execute, etc. off the drive.
> > Naturally, you will want to arrange things to be more secure in the
> > Joel
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