[Samba] User access to [homes] share

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 16:01:25 GMT 2007

> I have a client who would like to share out the user's home directories.
> This is simple enough. The caveat, though, is that he, as himself or root,
> would like to be able to look into the other user's directories. This would
> not be a privacy issue, as the client is a professor, and the students will
> be uploading their work to the server. Does anyone have any idea how to
> allow a user to have access to the other user's home share?

You create a share with a root like "/home" (rooted above the home
directories) and restrict access to that share using either ACLs or a
directive like "valid users".  All standard fare.

Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
Consultant - http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com
Developer - http://www.opengroupware.org

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