[Samba] Veto files applied per group

"M. Müller" malte.mueller at ewetel.net
Mon Jan 31 09:56:18 GMT 2005

You could also include just a students.conf or students-home.conf in the 
[home] Definition:
include %G-home.conf

If there is no %G-home.conf e.g. teachers-home.conf, then nothing is 
included. Otherwise the definitions are overwritten or extended by the 
You just have to write less lines.

Malte Mueller

David Wilson schrieb:

>Hi guys,
>I use "veto files = /.mp3/.mpg/" etc. on the [homes] share to prevent users from storing media files on a Samba server in the home directories.
>My client now wishes to make this restriction apply to users who are members of only certain groups.
>E.g. This restriction must apply to users who are members of the "Students" group and not apply to users in the "Teachers" group.
>I was thinking of having a blank smb.conf file with only the following in it:
>include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%G
>Then having two smb.conf files, namely smb.conf.Teachers and smb.conf.Students.
>The smb.conf.Students file would have the entire config file and the "veto files" parameter.
>The smb.conf.Teachers file would have the entire config file but without the "veto files" parameter.
>Makes sense ? 
>Is there perhaps a better way to do this ?
>Many thanks
>Kindest regards
>David Wilson
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