[ILUG] Filesystem ACLs versus permissions in smb.conf
Bernhard D Rohrer
graylion at sm-wg.net
Sun Nov 28 21:07:21 GMT 2010
you can use FS ACLs for Samba, I have a server running that does that.
Please see this howto:
On 28/11/10 14:08, Lisa Muir wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Bernhard D Rohrer<graylion at sm-wg.net> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I have been wondering for a while now what people think about using EAs
>> and ACLs to administer permissions on a file system level rather than
>> using smb.conf. I much prefer Filesystem ACLs, yet they appear to be the
>> exception. Why?
> Because if you setup filesystem permissions which blocks the smb
> process from reading or writing then none of your users will be able
> to read or write to shares. The basic principal as I understand it is
> that whatever user owns the smb process must have full privs on the
> filestem that holds the shares and then you instruct samba on how to
> refine access control as per its own internal list of users, but OS
> and filesystem level permissions will totally overide and break the
> samba setup if you use them.
> Then again I that is just *my* understanding of it, others here will
> quickly jump in if I'm off the mark!!
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