[Samba] domain-free multi-user use cases
pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Wed Oct 27 15:30:34 UTC 2021
On 10/26/21 08:34, Kees van Vloten via samba wrote:
> On 26-10-2021 15:12, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>>>> Thats what i think but i might not gotten the big picture yet here.
>>> This was the OP first post:
>>> It might help to understand.
>> Ah,, thats all..
>>> I have a Linux server, and a NAS device from Synology. Both systems
>>> have matching sets of user names.
>> You must have matching usernames AND passwords AND UID/GIDS on both
>> devices at least..
>> And LDAP/AD-DC helps here on that part.
> What I remember from this whole series of posts is that indeed the
> usernames are matching but UIDs/GIDs are not. That is why NFS does not
> do the trick. Since Samba does not need Linux UIDs/GIDs as it can do
> idmapping it could potentially bypass the UID/GID issue.
NFSv4 does allow you to do local identity mapping, but it apparently
doesn't respect permissions/ACLs, so I'm not sure what the point is.
(Apparently because I've never tried to use this feature.)
> With AD (kerberos) you could do a multi-user mount as root with a keytab
> (similar to NFS) and then use the permissions on the share to determine
> which user can do what and use Samba's idmapping.
> My feeling is that the goal is close to this scenario but without
> - Kees
>> >From the server, I create a mount through the following command:
>> $ sudo mount.cifs //diskstation/usr /mnt
>> I'll assume .. Mounting /usr ? /mnt
>> This is the user home //diskstation/usr ( and better use
>> //FQ.DN.diskstation/usr )
>> /mnt/folder, better dont mess with the first folders /mnt
>> always create a new folder there and use that one.
>>> How may I achieve the desired mapping of ownership and permissions,
>>> based on user name?
>> I personaly dont use mount.cifs.
>> So i cant tell much on that but i have seen very nice example here on
>> the samba list.
>> My large mail text crashed and .. Didnt save it ..
>> But maybe soon i'll be using..
>> :-) the time to leave windows desktops getting closer..
>> Collega already installed and testing it. (its ubuntu + kde as base)
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