[Samba] permission to subdirectory

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Tue May 20 02:28:01 GMT 2003

Here's an example of the smb.conf file of mine

comment = home directory
browsable = no
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0665
directory mode = 0775

I would presume that /home/account/folder1 folder2 will be mapped as the
user's home directory. (make sure that in your /etc/passwd file the default
home directory is /home/account/folder1 folder2 etc.

Hence once exec 1,2 connect to the server, they would be connected to that
Just make account manager's home directory to /home/account

But then, I doubt that that is a GOOD config. Then what happens to user's
home dir and their 'personal' files?

For me, I would just make a link (symbolic) to /somewhere/account or
/somewhere/account/folder1 etc from  the user's home directory eg:
								|->link to

That's how I'm doing it for my server and users.

Just need to set the appropriate 'permissions'.

Mun Heng, Ow
H/M Engineering
Western Digital M'sia 
DID : 03-7870 5168

-----Original Message-----
From: jamsonlim [mailto:jamsonlim at justeducation.com]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 7:02 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] permission to subdirectory

Hello all,

We are new and just install RH 8.0 with samba 2.2.7-5.8.0 as our local file 
server on a workgroup basis.

We are trying to create subdirectory with permission but cannot figure out
right way. We have search the samba list for solution with no luck.

We with to create the following scenario for our account department,

Directory                  personnel
/home/account             account manager
/home/account/folder1     account executive 1
/home/account/folder2     account executive 2
/home/account/folder3     account executive 3

account manager see and access to all subdirectory while respective
only see and access to their own subdirectory.

Can someone share their configuration or direction?

Thank in advance.

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