[Samba] Samba and Linux users

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Sep 2 19:22:01 GMT 2002

OK. I don't suggest you use the following for your final arrangement,
but start here and work backwards on permissions (way back!).

smbmount //sever/share  mountpoint -o uid=root,fmask=777,dmask=777,rw   

And, in smb.conf:
        security = share
        guest account =  root

        comment = Root directory
        path = /
        read only = no
        create mask = 0777
        guest ok = yes              

Make the permission on the shared directory chmod 777.

Now, this is about as insecure as you can make it.
This allows a perfect stranger, from about anywhere, to log onto your samba
server and have access to the entire machine.
So, if this works as you want, start to prune back permissions.
Changing uid=root and guest account = root to something more reasonable
are two places to start.


On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 09:31:41PM +0000, Bob Crandell wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 2 clients that have expressed an interest in switching some users to Linux
> workstations as a test to see if they can avoid paying some of the Micro$oft tax.
> They will be sharing Word and Excel data.  I'll be installing OpenOffice to begin
> with.  Maybe they might be interested in Gnumeric later.
> My question is how to tell either Linux or Samba or both to allow any user to
> create/change/delete any document in a shared directory?  I think, in Samba, it's:
> [Share]
>    create mask = 0766
>    directory mask = 0766
> In Linux?  Would it be /etc/profiles?
> This whole area is new for me.
> Thanks
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