[Samba] Prevent drag and drop within Samba shares

Alex de Vaal a.vaal at nh-hotels.com
Wed Dec 5 10:39:12 GMT 2007

Is there a parameter in smb.conf that prevent users to use drag and drop
within Samba shares?
I know this is a Winedow$ function, but some users (hum, hum) use Explorer
to open their files and
accidentally they drag and drop sometimes a directory in the root of the
share to another directory in the root of the share.
My samba server is member of a native W2k3 server Active Directory and AD
users are able to access the Samba shares.
The share is configured like this in smb.conf:
        comment = Group Directory
        path = /data/grp
        valid users = @NH-HOTELES.COM\DEP_RHEL4_MEMBER
        read only = No
        inherit permissions = Yes
        hide unreadable = Yes

The /data/grp directory looks like this:
drwxrws---  2 root NH-HOTELES\dep_rhel4_adm 4096 Sep 11  2006 adm
drwxrws---  4 root NH-HOTELES\dep_rhel4_fog 4096 Mar  9  2007 fog

If a user is member of dep_rhel4_adm and dep_rhel4_fog he/she is able to
drag and drop the fog directory into the adm directory.
If it is not possible to configure this within smb.conf, can I do something
on the Linux side?
Thanx for any answer.

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