[Samba] Samba Permissions

sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us
Fri Jul 17 14:02:08 MDT 2009

I have fought with these before.  I finally got them down the way that I
wanted them, but I was wanting to set this up a bit different.  I want to
make sure that there is no way to do this without actually having to
assign a bunch of different drive letters to shares.

I basically one one Drive letter assigned to the top of the directory. 
Underneath that directory there will be several others and then others
underneath each one of those.  I assume each directory inherits the top
share though, is that correct?

For example, if I have the following.

MAIN (unix permissions rwxr-xr-x)
--DIR1_LEVEL1  (unix permissions rwxr-xr-x)
----DIR1_LEVEL2 (unix permissions rwxrwxrwx)
--DIR2-LEVEL1  (unix permissions rwxr-xr-x)

path = /MAIN

I then map T: to the MAIN share.

Here is how I would like this to work.  Anyone in the TEACHER group can
access either the DIR1_LEVEL1 or the DIR2_LEVEL2 and anything underneath.

Only students in GROUP1 can access DIR1_LEVEL1 and anything underneath.
Only students in GROUP2 can access DIR2_LEVEL1 and anything underneath.

MAIN and LEVEL1 directories cannot be written to, but LEVEL2 directories can.

If I browse down to the LEVEL2 directory then I still do not have
permissions to write to it.  If I create a share to the LEVEL2 directory
then I could, but I don't want that because then I start getting a lot of
network drive letters.

I may have to create a lot of drive letters, but I just wanted to ask and
make sure that I am not missing some sort of settings first.


Scott Mayo - System Administrator
Bloomfield Schools
PH: 573-568-5669  FA: 573-568-4565

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