[Samba] Act! database on a Samba server

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Thu Jun 6 01:20:03 GMT 2002

>Subject: RE: [Samba] Act! database on a Samba server
>From: "C. Linus Hicks" <lhicks at nc.rr.com>
>To: Yannick Tousignant <ytousignant at oka-info.com>
>Date: 05 Jun 2002 13:37:04 -0400
>On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 13:13, Yannick Tousignant wrote:
>> We are running act! databases on a samba share since the beginning
>> of the year and we had no problem since then.
>> As long as the database files are owned by the user who open them.
>Your message suggests by virture of your ownership constraint that your
>Act! databases are single-user. I have multiple users in a single
>database all at the same time. Do you have experience with multiple
>users in one database?

I don't use Act!, but we do make use of quite a bit of Access databases.
I use 'force user' all over the place in my smb.conf and that seems to
solve quite a few problems.

What I generally do is to invent a UNIX user specifically for the
purpose of owning files in Samba shares and set 'force user' to that.  It
does mean that users can't (easily) get access to the files directly on
the UNIX box (when telneting in for example), but with Access databases,
this usually isn't a problem.

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