[Samba] Client Shares
Nathaniel B. Jayme
nbjayme at inbox.lv
Wed Apr 20 13:05:53 GMT 2005
Samba is too technical for a guy like me. I find it hard to configure
my standalone samba server to respect the SAMBA PDC. From the
documentation i need to install winbind and all those highly technical
things. I hope we can make things simple guys!
Samba Server PDC
Clients: Win9x, WinXP, Linux
I'm on a linux machine. I hope I could share and specify a valid user
without necessarily adding it to smbpasswd or passwd. (Please exclude
winbind. I have enough headache alone understanding different security
What do I mean by this. . .
---- smb.conf (if feature is available) ----
password server= <ip of DC or DC machine name>
comment=my restricted share
path = /home/nixuser/restricted
valid users=allan mike
# mike and alice are username in PDC/DC
# does not need to exists in smbpasswd or passwd
# samba will check username and password at DC for validation
force user= nixuser
# this will then map the non-local user allan and mike to
# local user nixuser
No need to be domain member. No need to install winbind, another cache
may be set up to sync with PDC/DC. Less headache, less complications.
For a gui fields will be:
Security Type: "DC"
DC Name: <ip or dc machine name>
Path to Share: /home/nixuser/restricted
DC Clients: allan, mike
System Rights: nixuser
Things would be much easier for clients to create shares - One strong
points of Windows.
There could already be an easy solution though that I don't know, and I
could be wrong. Please advise me. thanks in advance.
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