[Samba] Working simultaneously with the same user account

Aniruddha mailingdotlist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 09:40:19 MST 2011

I would like to  authenticate several desktops with the samba server 
using the same user name and password. Is it possible for 5 desktops to 
work simultaneously using the same user name and password in the same 
share on the samba server? Are there any downsides or possible problems 
with this approach? Permissions are inheritable and based on groups:

# mkdir /media/test
# chmod -R 770 /media/test
# chmod g+s /media/test
# chown -R root:users /media/test

# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = TESTSERVER
security = user

path = /media/test
read only = No
store dos attributes = yes
inherit permissions = yes

More information about the samba mailing list