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IBM developerWorks: Introduction to Samba, Part 3: The configuration stage

Aug 06, 2000, 12:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Robbins)

[ Thanks to jcondon for this link. ]

"In his previous article, Daniel Robbins guided you through the process of setting up Samba for the first time. Now it's time to configure Samba so that it does everything that you want it to do."

"While this smb.conf file is functional, all it does is share the /tmp directory with Windows by creating a share with the name of "tmp". Not too exciting. Let's create another share that could be more useful. Add the following lines to your smb.conf and restart Samba."

   [ftp]
           path=/path/to/ftp/root
           writeable=no

"If you have an ftp site or some kind of file archive on your Samba server, you can use something like this to share the data over the network. The "writeable=no" parameter tells Samba that no one should be allowed to create or modify files on this share. Anyone who has a valid Samba account set up will be able to access this share."

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