[Samba] Re: smbusers and root privs

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Wed Sep 13 15:29:22 GMT 2006

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel <felipe at paranacidade.org.br> writes:

>>>	"admin users" and "root" (usermap) parameters has a
>>>special combination according to your security parameter,
>>>it is documented in the smb.conf the different situations.
>> The only mentions so `root' in my smb.conf.example are in regards to
>> setting up some kind of ldap situtaion or in regards to printing.
>> Neither is what I'm attempting to do.
> 	Then, you should start using 'man smb.conf' instead of
> reading a .example made by someone else.

Sorry but you did tell me to look in smb.conf for an example.  And
using man smb.conf is not really all that usefull unless you are a
developer or someone who already thoroughly understands samba and only
needs to be `reminded' of something.

>> What do you mean by `your security parameter' above?
> 	I mean exactly what you read, you have a parameter
> called 'security' and you should set it in someway. Check
> smb.conf manpage for more details or the official Samba
> documentation.

OK, finally it soaks thru my thick skull.  My own usage of the english
language is pretty terrrible while yours is very precise.  I had a
little trouble following your more correct usage.

>> What do you mean by `have share as security parameter' here?
> 	security = share


>> I want my windows user to have root access to anything on the linux
>> machine.  The whole machine is shared thru samba, starting at `/'.
> 	Sorry, anything is not possible. There are a few itens
> that you are not going to be able to access even if you are root.
> 'security = share' with a global write privilege will make what
> you want.

Ok, got it finally... thanks.

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