[Samba] Revisit - Re: Default Hidden Disk Shares

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 20 22:42:32 MDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:29:41PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I want admin to be able to access other user data to clean up any
> messes they have. Kind of standard here at home with my kids getting
> into challenges and asking for help. Or they did an assignment from
> the wrong login, and now I have to move it around. More my wife
> tends to just use my login and access her files. Well I will have to
> skin this cat another way. Most likely set up some symlinks and ID
> groups.

Look into the "admin user" parameter. Anyone coming in as that
user is mapped to "root", with full priviliges. Just create an
"admin" user, set "admin user = admin" in the [global] section
and don't tell anyone else the password :-).


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