[Samba] Bit of complex smb networking... is it possible?
don at bowenvale.co.nz
Mon May 16 02:57:43 MDT 2011
Anyone able to comment if what I'm thinking is possible?
On 14/05/2011 9:25 p.m., Don Gould wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I'm looking for a bit of help to push out an idea... don't know if
> what I'm thinking is even possible so advice and feedback would be great.
> I want to create a shared folder for all users on a subnet that has a
> defined amount of space they can use.
> So, all the users in 192.168.2.0/24 can see /homes/subnet2space/ as
> Users connected to 192.168.3.0/24 will see /homes/subnet3space/ as
> ...and so on...
> I'm using a Mikrotik RB750 router.
> My Debian 6 server is on 192.168.1.12 and I'm runing Samba 3.5.6
> (because that's what was in the sources).
> 1. I don't know if it's even possible to do what I'd like to be able
> to do.
> 2. I don't want my users to have to log on, I just want them to see
> my server in their network neighbourhood.
> 3. I can see my server from my XP machine and my Win7 machine while
> they're both on 192.168.1.0/24 addresses. The minute I put a machine
> on another network I can't see the server any more (even though I can
> ping the server and use http etc).
> 4. I have no control over the users machines other than DHCP. So I
> have no idea what workgroup scope the machines are set in, but as I
> understand it, I should be able to set the scope from dhcp, is that
> correct? If yes, then what do I need to read about to figure out how
> to do that?
> 5. I ran findsmb on my server and can see the server it self and the
> xp machine, but I can't see the win7 machine (I can see all 3 machines
> from the XP machine and the Win7 machine).
> 6. It took an age for the windows machines to resolve my server...
> however I don't have a wins server set up... I'm guessing that I need
> to configure my server as the wins server and then change the dhcp
> server to include this information?
> 7. I don't want users on different networks seeing each other, only
> machines on their network and my server on 192.168.1.12.
> 8. Ideally I want all users to have the same share name (eg
> \\myserver\sharespace) so that I can tell everyone the same name and
> not have to configure a different share name for every network...
> 9. Failing 8, I only want users on network x.0/24 to see their share
> and not all the shares on my server (of which there would be hundreds).
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