[Samba] Share-based security

Chris Smith smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Sun Feb 5 22:37:59 MST 2012

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> And you're correct, the man page points this out.
> I've tried to avoid this particular kind of manipulation ever since I
> first used Samba (way, way too long ago!!!) because the difference
> between the permissions management of of specific shares in smb.conf
> and the underlying POSIX compatible filesystem based permissions were
> easier to audit, safer and more robust to manage on the fileserver
> side, rather than being overlaid or overwritten by any mismatched CIFS
> based ownership.

Just the opposite, from a long time Samba (and Windows) user as well.
I prefer to do whatever can be done at share level security first and
only deal with file lever security if needed.

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