[Samba] Bit of complex smb networking... is it possible?

Christ Schlacta lists at aarcane.org
Mon May 16 03:06:16 MDT 2011

should be easy with hosts allow.  just have to manually configure a 
share for each subnet, and the \\myserver\whatever might be 
\\myserver\whatever1 and \\myserver\whatever2, but that should be easy 
to manage.

On 5/16/2011 01:57, Don Gould wrote:
> Anyone able to comment if what I'm thinking is possible?
> D
> 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 can see /homes/subnet2space/ as 
>> \\myserver\whatever\
>> Users connected to will see /homes/subnet3space/ as 
>> \\myserver\whatever\
>> ...and so on...
>> I'm using a Mikrotik RB750 router.
>> My Debian 6 server is on 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 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
>> 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).
>> D

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