Ahh - ok I see what you're saying.. but..
all I want is to be able to share out a dir with stuff
to the world read only - and have one dir r/w to me only.
Do I need accounts for that?
Paul Jakma wrote:
>> you wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. When you mention automagically does
> this mean that when a new user tries to access the shares
> his gets an account on my machine?
>> yep, and if you're exporting the homes via samba, they'll see their own
> homedirectory, and no-one elses.
>> I can't have all users
> having accounts - there's over 10,000 possible users - at
> 1000 who reguraly use my stuff.
>> why not?
>> you're better having off having the people who access your machine
> authenticated by your PDC, than have them log in as the guest user (more
> of a trail if someone does something nasty). and a linux machine can
> handle at least 32000 account.
>> you can have the adduser script create the account as disabled to
> prevent telnet, and set a quota. samba will ignore the disabled password
> part. all it samba wants from the /etc/passwd file is the uid.
>> from a security point of view, it's better to give them accounts. (check
> the access rights for other services though).
>> what i loved was the amount of email i' got: "why did you make a folder
> with my username - how do you know what it is.." :)
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