[Samba] limit access to folder without mapping a new drive

Nulty, Helen P hnulty at email.unc.edu
Wed Jun 30 11:10:53 MDT 2010

We do this using msdfs root.

Make /files an msdfs root.
Create separate shares at the same level as /files for the folders that need to be restricted.
Place msdfs links to those shares under departments/.


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From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of John Drescher
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Subject: Re: [Samba] limit access to folder without mapping a new drive

> Under our file structure, we have /files/all/departments/. We want
> everyone to have access to all the folders under files, but there are
> couple of folders in the departments directory/folder that need to
> limit access to only one person. Is it possible without mapping a new
> drive? Thanks!

The way I prefer to do this is to set proper posix acls.

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