I need to Share a Linux file system with Windows 2000 clients and the file system needs to support complete Microsoft-based file level security. In other words, I should be able to assign different access rights to multiple users and groups. Typically what you will do on a NT/2000 server by "right click / security and add user and his access rights". How do I do this on Samba 3.0?
I suggest you refer to "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide," ISBN: 0131453556, available from Amazon.Com. Chapter 12, "File, Directory and Share Access Controls".
Additionally, you might refer to Chapter 2, "Fast Start: Cure for Impatience" of the same book. This provides several worked examples for how to control access to Samba shared resources.
- Just as in Windows NT4/200x you can set ACLs on a share. This is done from the Windows NT4/200x/XP workstation logged in with domain administrative rights.
- You can use UNIX file system permissions to control such access.
- You can use share definition control to limit or enable access to files and directories from the root of the share
- Providing the UNIX/Linux file system supports ACLs (and ACL support has been comiled into Samba) you can use Windows ACLs to set POSIX ACLs on file system objects (files and directories).
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