[Samba] understanding users mapping

Christian Rost cr at rocon-it.de
Thu Feb 3 06:11:54 MST 2011


as usual there are several ways to accomplish what you're looking for. 
This is what I prefer - "netgroups and granting rights", because 

1) username map = /etc/samba/smbusers (linking users to root)
IMHO the really old style for those who don't know a better way. You shouldn't grant admin-rights this way. 

2) admin users = frank
Somehow better than 1) but also a short-term solution you shouldn't use. 

3) messing up with my netgroups and granting rights
IMHO it's not "messing with" but the only way to grant user-rights and  priviliges. It's more complex and you need to think about it ini advance, but it's a propper long-term solution.

Check out the official samba-howto - chapter 15/16:


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--------Helmut Hullen <Hullen at t-online.de> wrote--------
Subject: Re: [Samba] understanding users mapping
Date: 03.02.2011 13:56

>Hallo, fdelval,
>Du meintest am 03.02.11 zum Thema Re: [Samba] understanding users mapping:
>> now i have like 3 ways of achieving what i want.
>> 1) username map = /etc/samba/smbusers (linking users to root)
>> 2) admin users = frank
>> 3) messing up with my netgroups and granting rights
>> Which one should i use?
>I prefer "admin users" in the "smb.conf". Don't know wether it is the  
>best of all possible solutions.
>Viele Gruesse!
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