[Samba] Mounting home directory from Windows in Linux

Shaun J. O'Callaghan Shaun.OCallaghan at durham.ac.uk
Thu Sep 7 19:13:07 GMT 2006



Because Windows users need to be able to access files from Linux that
reside in Windows shares.


I'm pretty confident that this is a problem that's came up many times on
this list, I just can't find the answer.






From: Dale Schroeder [mailto:dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com] 
Sent: 07 September 2006 20:05
To: Shaun J. O'Callaghan
Subject: Re: [Samba] Mounting home directory from Windows in Linux



I have never tried what you are describing, but mounting with domain
administrator privileges would give full access to everything in the
mount.  I am deducing from that fact that anyone with share privileges
would therefore be able to do anything with everything in that mount.
However, deduction is hardly infallible, and quite often wrong.  I wish
I had a better answer.
To satisfy my own curiosity, why do you wish to share a Windows
directory through Samba instead of natively through Windows?


Shaun J. O'Callaghan wrote: 



Thanks for your reply, let me clarify.


We have a Windows 2003 domain of which contains a share for our user
home directories.


We've recently integrated a Linux server running Samba into our domain
which users are going to be using and we want to provide access to their
Windows based files.  As I mentioned, I've mounted the share in linux
and I'm authenticating through Winbind but every user has access to
every other users files.  Could this be something to do with the fact
I've mounted the share with Domain Administrator privileges or not?


Kind Regards,







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