[Samba] replace samba with windows7

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 22 08:04:39 MDT 2014

On 20/09/14 23:55, steve wrote:
> On 20/09/14 23:37, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 20/09/14 21:31, steve wrote:
>>> On 20/09/14 21:56, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> On 20/09/14 20:45, steve wrote:
>>>>> On 20/09/14 21:25, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>> On 20/09/14 20:20, steve wrote:
>>>>>>> On 20/09/14 20:28, Ryan Ashley wrote:
>>>>>>>> Setting up a shared Samba folder is cake. Really, there are three
>>>>>>>> lines
>>>>>>>> per share.
>>>>>>> There is nothing in windows that will do that. The NAS idea is good
>>>>>>> but the problem there is that the web interface folders do not look
>>>>>>> the same as on windows and the menu when you right click them is
>>>>>>> different. It gets worse. We just downloaded 2008, but we have 
>>>>>>> no 64
>>>>>>> bit boxes. Maybe 2003 will fire up on 32 bit.
>>>>>> Hi Steve, wouldn't it just be easier to train one of the users how
>>>>>> to to
>>>>>> get to share on a samba machine and then get that user to train the
>>>>>> others ?
>>>>>> Rowland
>>>>> Hi Rowland
>>>>> Yes, we gave one of the users the root password. Never _ever_ do 
>>>>> this.
>>>> That is a definite no-no, it is like giving them a loaded gun and
>>>> telling them to never pull the trigger.
>>>> What I meant was, train a intelligent user (if you can find one) 
>>>> how to
>>>> navigate to the share via its address and then set up permanent 
>>>> link to
>>>> it, this way it will always be there via something they can click on.
>>>> Rowland
>>> Sorry Rowland, we're being thick tonight. Could you spell the link
>>> thing out?
>>> Re: intelligent windows user. We tried setting up a user with home
>>> directory at /usr/local/samba/etc with write on smb.conf. Think of the
>>> Linux users here who can use vi here who have trouble with smb.conf.
>>> Imagine a windows user getting anywhere near a text editor, let alone
>>> type nonsense into a file...
>> Fairly standard windows thing, just connect to the share, once connected
>> map a drive to it, ensuring it is set to reconnect at logon. Not sure of
>> exact details. not near a windows machine at the moment, but I am sure a
>> quick google will confirm the details.
>> Rowland
> Ah, OK, I see what you mean by link now. But that still doesn't get 
> the lines written in smb.conf I'm afraid. Someone just wrote about 
> dolphin and kde, but although there's a right click share to windows, 
> that still doesn't get anything written to smb.conf.
> Our 2003 cd is broken too. No idea if we're gonna get any change out 
> of microsoft on that one. I think that died with 2008.
> Anyway, gone midnight here. . .
OK, thinking sideways here, what is a samba share ? I think it is just 
the same as sharing a folder in windows, so what if:

Setup a linux machine running samba, this gets you round the EULA limits.
Create one share
Create a share inside this share that anybody (or a list of users ) can 
create a share in.
Set the ACL's on this share from a windows machine

Will this do what you are wanting to do ?


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