[Samba] Samba 3.2 Directory Permissions Urgent Help

Jeff L jeff80 at linuxmail.org
Fri Jul 4 17:48:12 GMT 2008

Hello all. In dire need of help. 

Samba is a acting as a member server to NT4 domain and using winbind to grab the users.

I would like to achieve the following for users personal drives:

+make them accessible by the owner (the user)
+make them accessible by the Admin group.
+make them NOT accessible by the rest of the regular "users"
*note ALL users are members of "users". Administrators are a member of "Admins" and "Users"

When permissions are set to the following:

drwxrwx--- 2 festival+test   festival+users   4096   Jul 4 10:15   test

the shares are  accessible by the owner "Test" and by all "users" (everyone).

If I change the group to "festival+admins"

drwxrwx--- 2 festival+test   festival+admins" 4096 Jul 4 10:15     test

Only the OWNER can get in. Admins CANT
Regardless of the file owner - id like Admins to be able to get into every the share. 

Here is the config of the share question

path = /shares/personal
valid users = @"festival+admins", @"festival+users"
browseable = no
writeable = yes
directory security mask = 2770
directory mask = 2770
read only = no
security mask = 2770
create mask = 2770

I added "users" to the valid users list since the directory owners are in that group by default. I thought if I removed that group - then everyone would lose access to their shares.
Is Valid users =  a nessesary option?  Could access be strictly controlled by the UNIX permissions? 

In that case I think 

drwxrwx--- 2 festival+test   festival+admins" 4096 Jul 4 10:15     test

would work. 


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