Anyone know how to add ACL support to SAMBA?
lists.john at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 19:53:31 GMT 2008
Hi all. Thanks very much for the feedback.
Here's the scenario.
We have a Linux file server which hosts student files for edubuntu
users and windows users. If a student logs on under edubuntu they
reach their files via a symlink to their NFS mounted fileshare. If the
student logs on via windows they get a "shortcut" on their desktop
that has a link to their files mounted via SAMBA.
edubuntu think client(NFS)--->Fileserver(NFS, SMB) <-------- windows fat client
All accounts are managed via Active Directory. We use winbind with
"idmap_rid" to bind linux auth via NSS.
I'd like to add acl support because I *think* it would help overcome a
problem that I am having which is:
When we hosted student files on Windows 2003 we would allow teachers
to add new students via a custom windows MMC on their Desktop. However
they get a message that says they don't have rights to admin the files
on the samba server. I've tried adding them as "admins users" on the
admin users = @"VAN\domain admins" @"VAN\mcmcomputer admins"
but that didn't fix the problem. Moveover when I addusers as a "domain
admin" from Active Directory, I can create a windows "Home Directory"
and path to the "home directory" under their profile, but it is owned
by root rather than the student whose directory it is. Under a "pure"
windows environment, the directory would be owned by the student
rather than the domain admin.
Whew! Anyway that's where I am right now. I am considering making a
local linux user with rootly powers and a parallel user in Windows
(i.e same username and password) and see if that solves this issue.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Greg Reagle <greagle at citidc.com> wrote:
> > Can you be more specific as to just exactly what you want to be able
> > do? there may be other easier ways to accomplish it
> I second that. My personal opinion is that Samba is horribly
> complicated and I try to avoid it whenever possible. Mind you, I think
> it's great software and it's complicated because of the complexity of
> SMB/CIFS, not because of the Samba implementation.
> For example, when sharing files between Unix computers, I like sshfs a
> lot, very simple.
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