[Samba] Re: Looking for answers....

David Collier-Brown -- Customer Engineering David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Wed Jun 4 16:10:09 GMT 2003

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   One of the things which Samba provides is a facility
to run a "preexec" script before allowing a user to connect
to a directory, and refuse to make the conenction if
the script returns a non-zero result.
   This can prevent someone from logging on twice,
limit them to specific hours, from conencting to
the wrong directory and so on.

   In addition, one can set "valid users" so that only
the owner of a directory can connect to it.

   Of course, the students then just copy their work to
floppies and pass them around, something that
Samba can't prevent (;-))


Tait Shrum wrote:
> We use Samba heavily in our schools.  We have one area left that is 
> still using Novell Netware 4.11 - our business education dept.  We want 
> to move them over to Samba, but they have made us question if samba can 
> do some of the things Netware can do.  They want to specify when a user 
> logs in.  They have kids logging in during one period, finishing their 
> work, then in the following period another kid logs in as their friend 
> who just finished the work and copies it.  They don't want that to 
> happen next year.
> They also are needing some specific group based login scripts.  For 
> instance if member of B11G1 then do a bunch of stuff....  Can you do 
> that with Samba 2.2.8 or do we have to go with 3.0 alpha.
> If you can do these things with the current release of Samba, can you 
> tell me how?  Thanks!
> Tait Shrum

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