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I already have my samba server, i can log on with my user name from a Windows client. But i can only access my own folder. How can I access the other users's folders? Can the smb.conf be configured in order to do that? or what else can I do?
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by:kannabis
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Why don't you create a folder on the linux box that has all the files you want to share with users, and then add that to the bottom of the smb.conf file.  Just follow the examples in the file.

This way things will be easier to manage.
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by:conti
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kannabis, that is the way i am working. I want to do this:
All the users's folders are in the "home" folder. The "home" folder is already shared (i can see that folder and those that are inside it from a client PC). Each user, obviously, has their own username and password. Also i've stablished quotas for all the users, those quotas are by group ("users" group and "adm" group"). If I login as "johnsmith" i can see all the shared folders, and i can access the "johnsmith" folder (that is inside of "home" folder), but i can't access the "juanperez" user folder (which is in the same "home" folder). I want to have full access to all users's folders.
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by:MFCRich
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If you login as "johnsmith" you will have the access privilegdes of "johnsmith". To access everybody's directories you will need root access. You can set this up in your smbusers file but this is a /bad/ idea. Try ssh's scp facility instead (Much more secure)
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kannabis earned 300 total points
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You can also chmod the home directory with 777, this would give anyone permissions to do anything.....not really the best thing to have, but it sounds like you want everyone to be able to do that.
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by:conti
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Thanks kannabis, i used the chmod 666, but you gave me the greatest idea.
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np
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