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Full Access Samba share -- is this possible?

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Basically I would like a share that I can read and write to any dir in /home

I had a share in /home/contact that worked  well - I had no trouble reading and writing.
But I'm going to have multiple web sites - so different users home dir.
ie - /home/lori
/home/mike

can this be done - I'd like to be able to work on files directly.  Security is not an issue - this is just a local testing server.
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Hello,
if I understood your question right, you need to "jail" domain users in their home directories which are subdirectories of /home while you, want to have full rw access to the entire /home folder. In order to enable full rw access to users belonging to a specific domain you need to "translate" that domain to a group. In other words, you will have to create separate user groups representing each domain and then, assign users to each group. Additionally and since security is not an issue, all you need to do in order for you to have full access to each user's /home/subdirectory is to create a share for /home and browse as root. Here's the steps:

Step 1:
 Create user groups

Step 2:                                        
 Assign users to each group
[Unfortunately you don't provide us with the result of the uname -a command so I cannot be more specific as to which commands you should enter in order to create groups and assign users to them]

Step 3:
 Create Samba shares that can be read or written to only by users belonging to a specific group [i.e. domain in your case]. I will provide an example just for a single domain but the procedure to add as many as you wish is the same.

[Domain1.co.uk]
      comment = Private Folder
      path = /home/Domains/Domain1.co.uk
      public = no
      writeable = yes
      valid users = @Domain1UserGroup
      write list = @Domain1UserGroup
      directory mask = 0770      
      create mask = 0770

Step 4:
 Add your /home directory in Samba's configuration file.

[home]
        comment = Home directory
        path = /home
        read only = no
        guest ok = yes

Hope I helped ;)
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by:Tigger996
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What I ended up doing is just making my whole home dir 777.  Simple.  Doesn't show me much about setting up samba, but it works.

I'll give you points just cause you tried to help me. :)
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