[Samba] Mixing share and user?

John Mazza maz at maznets.com
Wed Oct 12 02:19:00 GMT 2005


Try to do a chmod -R 777 /home/public -- it's possible that filesystem permissions are not right.  Also try adding these lines to the definition 
for the "public" share as well.  

force group = public
read only = No
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777

Hope this helps you out!!

On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 19:40:46 -0400, Bob Cohen wrote:

>My goal is to set up the server so that one directory acts like a 
>windows share that
>(1) does not require any log in information to gain access
>(2) Can be viewed from a windows box and selected using map network drive.
>At the the same time, I also want to set up private space on the disk 
>that does require an authorized user, username and password for access.
>My set up (see smb.conf below), as currently written, helps me 
>accomplish the second goal.  But not the first.  As I'm looking at this, 
>it occurs to me that the problem is that the "open to all" director is 
>within the /home directory tree.  Is there a way to make an exception to 
>the security = users directive specified in [global]?  Or should I place 
>it in another directory altogether.
>The "open to all" directory will contain two things: files shared by 
>everyone on the network and data for a custom database which is accessed 
>by client-type applications distributed across the network.
>Thanks in advance for the help!
>        workgroup = home_office
>        netbios name = DEXTERLAKE
>        server string = NBTAFileServer
>        security = user
>        encrypt passwords = yes
>        guest account = public
>        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
>        guest ok = yes
>        comment = For Lighthouse and general NBTA User data
>        guest ok = yes
>        force user = public
>        path = /home/public/public
>        writeable = yes
>        browseable = yes
>        comment = User Space
>        path = /home/%U
>        writeable = yes
>        browseable = yes
>Bob Cohen
>Principal MojoTools and b.p.e.Creative
>bob -at- mojotools.com
>Yahoo IM bob_j_cohen
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