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Fedora / Samba n00b - how to make a share accessible by 4 users.  Only originator can edit.  All  others "save as"

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Win7 / xp cleints.
 
What could this be?  Anyone any ideas?
I need 4 out of say 15 users to be able to see and edit files. All other users on Samba - no access.

This is the folder:

drwxrwxrwx. 5 root root 4096 Mar 15 03:55 admin-private
[ed@server1 users folders]$ ls -ld admin-public

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you can create a new user group say adminpublic and put all 4 users in that.

add this to smb.conf :

[admin-public]
   comment = admin public
   writable = yes
   locking = no
   path = (your path to folder)
   directory mode = 777
  create mode = 666
  valid users = @adminpublic
  force group = adminpublic
  create mask = 0660
  directory mask = 0771
 

Let me know how you go.
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by:fcek
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Hi,

Ive a test server beside a working one .......

> Done this "you can create a new user group say adminpublic and put all 4 users in that."

Where is the smb.conf ? How can I edit it?

Im alright at DOS, but this is new to me.
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Found this on google - will try it

Modify /etc/samba/smb.conf
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by:santoshmotwani
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Create a group :

groupadd adminpublic
useradd -g adminpublic username

Do this for your four users.

smb.conf :

step :1
 sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

step : 2

type i ( insert mode)

step 3:

go at the bottom of smb.conf

type this :

[admin-public]
   comment = admin public
   writable = yes
   locking = no
   path = (your path to folder)
   directory mode = 777
  create mode = 666
  valid users = @adminpublic
  force group = adminpublic
  create mask = 0660
  directory mask = 0771

step 4:

:w ( to save)

then quit

restart samba services :

/etc/init.d/samba restart

let me know how you go




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by:fcek
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Cool, will give that a whirl now.
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Hi,  Is it easier to do this in a Terminal window?
I was advised to use a Konsole - what say you?
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by:santoshmotwani
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yes u have to do it via konsole
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as u r new to linux :

this will help you http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/unix_for_dos_users.html
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All good ............. but

step 4:

:w ( to save)

?

I cant save a the moment.
How to save?

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by:santoshmotwani
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Press <Esc> to get back to command mode

and either type zz ( save & exit) or :w(save)
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All cool.  Im going to create two more question - will post links here then close this one.
 

I want to start from the top over two questions if I may

1) create a share called zzzz

2) permissions (which I can part follow from this)
Maybe call the group of users zzzz-group
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Its 1am here, thanks for the help.  Will crack on tomorrow with them 2 new questions.

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