[Samba] Using Virtual Users with Samba

Lee lee at unassemble.co.uk
Fri Apr 12 12:27:01 GMT 2002

Not exactly sure.

I suppose one way (although very inefficient) would be to implement a single
shell account for all virutal users, then using some form of database
backing your store the relevent permissions and owner / group of the files.

I saw one program that implemented this (I think it was one of the mail
servers but I cannot be shore) in a similair way.

As I said probably very inefficient, but its a start.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Cain" <jerry at cainlink.com>
To: "Lee" <lee at unassemble.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 8:19 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] Using Virtual Users with Samba

> How would one define permissions for virtual users?
> Jerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Lee
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 12:14 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Using Virtual Users with Samba
> Hello,
> I have finally got Samba up and running in a basic config.  But I was
> wondering, most modern UNIX/LINUX software these days (qmail, proftpd,
> postfix, and more) allow you to get user to login and then have the
> authentication come from some other method, therefore removing the need
> users to have system accounts on the server.
> Is it possible to have a similair "virtual" user system with samba.
> other users would be interested in such a setup.
> Cheers
> Lee
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