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  1. #1

    Access folder LAN and from home

    I setup a small network in my school and installed:

    1. Web Server: Apache 2.0.x
    2. Mail Server: Postfix
    3. DNS Server: BIND9
    4. FTP Server: proftpd
    5. POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs:
    6. Webalizer
    7. Samba

    The problem:

    1. I add new student account into samba domain and then they can access their file locally. But the student cannot log on using ssh or ftp from their home place to access server in the school.

    do this samba have different user account than normal user when we do the 1st time installation?

    thank you.

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Yes, that is what you're finding - that samba users are not the same as Unix users. There are two approaches here:

    - add seperate unix account and samba accounts for each person, use the user mapping of samba to point samba/windows usernames to unix ones.


    - install a single-logon system (using something like Fedora Directory Server or OpenLDAP) to handle user accounts and provide the required password authentication systems.
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