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I am trying to create a file server either linux or xp based. I want this file server to be able to setup user permissions easily. Right now xp pro is being a B**** to me with permissions, so I am trying to find a really good GUI program for either Xp or linux. I want to make it to where users must login with a username and password to access shares with which they have permission to access. I would also want to make it to where some users must always enter a password and name to access. This file server must be able to share out to mac, pc, and linux.

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I need it to be like this: in network neighborhood, when they connect to the "server machine" it asks them for a user and pass, when they enter it, it automatically shows the folders they have permissions for, i would also like to require that they always have to enter a password, each time they connect without having to restart, so everytime they click it asks for user and pass
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I would suggest reading these websites as well as searching for others that provide information on file sharing for Windows XP.  There is no reason it shouldn't work.  As long as they have the appropriate share permissions as well as proper security settings.  As for Share permissions I usually set Everyone or if you want to be more secure use Authenticated Users to Full Control.  This lets them see what is out there.  But the Security Tab will limit whether they have access to do nothing, read, write, modify, etc....  If you are trying to control what people are even able to see then you will need to use the Share Permissions as well.  As for re-entering the password each time that is really not going to be possible since Windows will cache this information.  

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304040
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
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