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Re: [opensuse] Remote User Directory
  • From: Russell Jones <russell.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:59:25 +0000
  • Message-id: <45E6B20D.5030204@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
On Wednesday 28 February 2007, Russell Jones wrote:
 Doesn't it have trouble with GIDs/UIDs in that it maps them all to one?

Not necessarily.
It attempts to map them properly based on login id
if both ends support this.
If on the other hand you want the samba server to be taking care of permissions (so as not to put you back into the nfs limitations box) you have
to tell the cifs client explicitly not to attempt to manage permissions.

Since most people set up samba to manage permissions for windows machines, they are usually in good position to handle those same shares to linux machines.
Hm. Don't quite follow you. What does Samba map from and to? Linux accounts, either in /etc/passwd et al or LDAP/Kerberos? Samba has its own user database too, doesn't it? Is it necessary to set that up separately, or can you just use paswd/LDAP accounts directly?

The other potentially important issue, IIRC, is that one may need to allow extended file system attributes and ACLs to map to windows ACLs. Perhaps a default in SuSE? I don't think NFS allows this.
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