[Samba] multiple levels of group permissions on some folders in a share

Harondel J. Sibble help at pdscc.com
Thu Aug 11 09:57:41 MDT 2011

trying to figure out the best way to accomplish this, running samba 3.x on a 
debian system in share level mode (workgroup)

have a shared folder for all the staff that they have permssions to by 
membership of being in the "staff" group, this share has about 40-50 

now they have an intern starting and want to restict that intern to 5 of 
those folders which they'll access from an XP machine

I could create a new share for each folder, but if they decide to expand the 
list of allowed folders, that gets clunky.

So I created a new share for the intern and symlinked the 5 subfolders which 
they can see just fine, but they get a permission denied which makes sense 
since the intern account is not part of larger group with access to the 5 
folders in question.

What's the best way to allow them access to the 5 folders without allowing 
them to get access to the other 45 or so folders?
Harondel J. Sibble 
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