[Samba] A couple of share questions...

Steve A gmane at rowyerboat.com
Fri Jul 7 01:26:23 GMT 2006

In my smb.conf (below)...

I would like the ntadmins group to be able to see (and write to if 
necessary) all defined shares.  The way I've done this is to share the root 
[export] of where I've put all my shares.  Is that the easiest and 
recommended way?  As it stand, members of ntadmins can connect, but not 
write to that location, and I think this is because /export is owned and 
group owned by root.  I'm not a Unix expert, so how can I make this work 
without changing the ownership from root?

I would also like the ntadmins group to be able to see (and write to if 
necessary) all [homes].  Would I have to share the root of [homes] too, or 
is there another way to do this?

Many thanks,
Steve :)

        workgroup = BSDDOMAIN
        server string = Samba Server
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        enable privileges = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        load printers = No
        show add printer wizard = No
        add machine script = pw user add -n %u -g winstations -c 
Windows_Machine -s /usr/sbin/nologin
        logon path = \\%N\%U\.winprofile
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        ldap ssl = no
        hide unreadable = Yes

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No

        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /export/netlogon
        write list = @ntadmins
        browseable = No

        comment = Share for roaming profiles
        path = /export/profiles
        read only = No
        create mask = 0600
        directory mask = 0700
        browseable = No

        comment = Root of all SMB shares
        path = /export
        valid users = @ntadmins
        read only = No
        hide dot files = No
        browseable = No

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