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Samba Tutorial: Create Private User Shares

Jan 13, 2010, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"If you use Samba you certainly want to create shares which provide users with private shares. This tutorial will show you how to create a share that is accessible to one user to store their information. Security Mode

"The typical security mode that you will use for a simple user share is security = user.

"Choosing a Database Type for Passwords

"smbpasswd–A text-mode flat database. You can use this on a stand-alone Samba server, but you don’t want to use it in a domain.

"tdbsam–This is a regular database file, which can store a richer set of attributes than what the smbpasswd file can. You can use it for either stand-alone Samba servers, or in a domain that’s running a single domain controller.

"ldapsam–This type of database is set up with an ldap directory for its backend. You can use this in a domain with multiple domain controllers. You don’t want to use it for either stand-alone Samba servers, or for domains with single domain controllers.

"Home Directories

"This will create home directories on your Samba server that users can access from their Windows clients."

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