[Samba] limitation in the homes share

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Mar 31 13:10:35 GMT 2004

> The problem with the homes share is that it creates on-the-fly the
> share of each user that connects to Samba, so a user cannot acess the
> shares of the others. The only problem it brings is that there cannot
> be an administrator who can access the shares of all users with Samba.
> Is there a way to give to the administrator the possibility to access
> the shares of all users with Samba?

The usual method is to have a share specific to your administrator who's
path is the parent directory of the user's home directories.

So if your home path is something like /home/%D/%S, create a separate
share for your admin only who's path is /home/%D/.

~ Daniel


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