[Samba] [Nearly Resolved] Samba-3 by Example, Ex 2.4

Eric Hines eehines at comcast.net
Sat May 7 23:39:03 GMT 2005


I'm running Samba 3.0.14a on an FC3 machine, and I'm working from the 
printed 2004 edition of your book (when is your updated version coming 
out?  470 pages of pdf is a lot to print out, and being the throwback that 
I am, I'm much more comfortable with a book than with reading from a 
computer monitor).

I went through the WHATSNEW.txt with this version, but all that said was 
that the %S bug was fixed after 3.0.0.  I notice, though, that in your 
updated example [files] does not have valid users listed in any guise, 
although in many (most?) of the later examples in your updated book, you 
still use %S quite freely in the valid users field.



At 05/07/05 17:48, you wrote:
>Are you working from the printed version of the book?
>Are you working from the update that is on the Samba web site?
>What version of Samba are you using?
>If you are using a version more recent than 3.0.7 I suggest you use the book
>"Samba-3 by Example" from:
>         http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
>If you refer to the WHATSNEW.txt file that ships with your version you can 
>what changes were made that may explain why %S does not work.
>- John T.
>On Saturday 07 May 2005 16:17, Eric Hines wrote:
> > OK, I've got this one working, but only by enumerating the valid users in
> > the "files" share--%S wouldn't work in the valid users field (e.g.,
> > "smbclient //<servername>/files" would simply give an
> > NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED error).  This would be OK for a small LAN, but for
> > small enterprises or LANs with 75-100 users, as some on this list have
> > mentioned, that becomes cumbersome (would the field even hold 75 names?).
> >
> > So now my question is this, since it appears I still don't have my users
> > entirely correctly configured: %S, per the smb.conf man page, is the
> > service name (files in my case) and not the user name--but the man page
> > goes on to say that the %S macro attempts to deduce the user name from the
> > service name. How does the macro attempt to do this?  Failing that, are
> > there any ideas about what I'm still doing wrong in configuring my
> > users?  The relevant parts of my smb.conf file follow.
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
> > Eric Hines
> >
> > [master]
> >          comment = Master work area
> >          path = /archive
> >          valid users = mfwic
> >          read only = No
> >
> > [files]
> >          comment = The actual backups
> >          path = /archive/%U
> >          valid users = annlee, ehines
> >          read only = No
> >
> >
> > Out of the argument with ourselves comes poetry, out of the argument with
> > others comes politics.
> >          --Yeats
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