[Samba] multiuser with simple user mapping

Eric Levy contact at ericlevy.name
Fri Jul 2 14:11:39 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2021-07-02 at 10:09 +0100, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Fri, 2021-07-02 at 10:45 +0200, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> > All what Aurélien said.. + 
> > 
> > Now which DSM are you running 6.x or 7.0? 
> > Because when its 7.0 
> > > > NT4 domains are no longer supported. Current NT4 domains will
> > > > be
> > > > unavailable after the update. 
> > And 
> > > > DSM 7.0 by default disables NTLMv1 and enables NTMLv2 only, so
> > > > SMB clients 
> > > > (e.g., Windows XP devices, media players, network printers,
> > > > smart
> > > > TVs, and IP cameras) won?t be 
> > > > able to access your Synology NAS. To restore the connection
> > > > after
> > > > the update, 
> > > > go to Control Panel > File Services > SMB > Advanced Settings 
> > > > > Others and enable NTLMv1 authentication.
> > 
> > https://www.synology.com/en-global/dsm/feature/active_directory 
> > Set it up join the domain and and your set. 
> > 
> > Stop fiddeling around and avoid the configs that will break you
> > setup
> > in near future.
> > 
> Hi Louis, the problem is that the OP has intimated that he doesn't
> have
> an Active Directory domain, if he had said that there was a DC, I
> would
> have pointed him in that direction days ago. He even tried to say
> there
> were only two machines in use, now he has admitted there will be
> clients, number unspecified. We know little about his network and
> this
> hasn't helped.
> Rowland

Currently, there is no domain of any kind. As stated, I am not entirely
against using one if it would help, especially if I may do so using the
features provided on the Synology device. As stated also, the
preference is to keep matters as simple as possible, and having no
domain is simpler than having one. Thus, I might prefer a solution not
requiring a domain, if available. It seems, though, from comments, that
none is available.

Regarding clients or other information, please let me know if I can
offer you more useful information. It seems you feel that the way this
question is resolved ought to be planned for some fixed number and type
of clients, but the fact is this information would be quite dynamic.
Connections would be made by various laptops and handheld devices that
would be connected to the LAN at various times, as well as occasionally
by desktops on a WAN. None of these devices would exist exclusively as
clients to the file shares, but rather this use is one of many for
these devices. There is no fixed use case or demand capacity for these
connections. The network is more of a very simple but also slightly
unpredictable SOHO configuration, rather than a network used in a
business or data center, which is more likely to have a fixed count of

Again, please let me know if you would like me to add any more

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