[Samba] Does anybody know a VFS module to filter files?

guido at lorenzutti.com.ar guido at lorenzutti.com.ar
Thu Jan 29 14:04:21 GMT 2009

> Walter Mautner wrote:
>> Am Monday 26 January 2009 20:30:36 schrieb Allen Chen:
>>> I use samba 3.0.22 on RHEL 4.
>>> Is there any VFS available to filter files belong to the login uid?
>>> The problem is that I have a shared folder on samba, but I don't know
>>> which file is mine. Too may people put too many files on the folder.
>>> So I want to figure it out on Windows XP side to list the files only
>>> belong to me.
>> "Hide unreadable = yes" stanza - together with "force create mode = 700"
>> or
>> something alike. That would in fact inhibit sharing files on that
>> "share".
> I want to make my question more clear: there is a samba share which points
> to
> /pathto/share for everybody. It has being working perfect for more than 5
> years.
> Everybody can read,write and delete on it. Now there are more than 100,000
> files&folders in /pathto/share. I want to clean this folder by asking
> people
> to clean their own files. But who knows which file belongs to who? So I
> want to
> create a new share to point to the same share folder /pathto/share. If
> anybody
> maps this new network drive, he/she will only see the files belong to
> them.
> I googled and found some similar VFS module for sorting files. I think we
> can
> make a bit changes on this VFS module and output only those files belong
> to the
> user who maps this new share(though it points to the same place
> /pathto/share).
> Thanks,
> Allen

Why don't you change the permissions of the files, so only you can read
your own files? Then... "hide unreadable".

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