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    Just Joined! Col. Newman's Avatar
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    Microsoft Networking Protocols on Linux?


    Microsoft Networking Protocols on Linux? Is it possible to network my Kubuntu 6.10 box with the rest of my network?

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    What MS network protocols are you interested in? I suspect you want to exchange files between Linux and MS.

    Linux -> MS file access: Use smbclient or the smb protocol in konqueror
    MS -> Linux file access: Install and configure samba on the Linux box, then use the standard MS way to access the files
    "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect." Linus Benedict Torvalds

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    Samba!

    Mandriva Linux puts the samba suite in several separate packages, the main ones being samba-common, samba-client and samba-server. Ubuntu probably does something similar.

    Samba allows you to mount a Windows share as a network disk and offer any directory as a share for Windows machines to connect to in the normal way, network neighborhood or network places or whatever MS calls it.

    You can even setup a Linux machine as a domain server for Windows machines to connect to.

    You can see more at the Samba website.

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    Hi guys: heres the meat


    SAMBA FILE SERVER FOR FINE GRAIN USER ACCESS

    Files shared with CIFS gives top-to-bottom security restrictions typical of windows security paradigm. Xnix provide bottom-to-top security model. In order to get best of both worlds, we decided to go for samba as windows CIFS interface while implementing unix permissions.

    Samba implementation:
    1- install samba rpm using, rpm -ivh samba-x.rpm
    2- Share the directories with
    [global]

    # workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
    workgroup = operations-2
    server string = Samba Server

    idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
    idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
    template shell = /bin/false
    password server = None
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    winbind use default domain = no
    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writeable = yes
    [SambaShare]
    Path = {/Path/to/folder}
    writable = {yes/no} #readonly or read/write access
    create mask = 0xxx # assing umask for samba users

    3- create group used to provide group level access:
    groupadd operations

    4- Create Linux users to be mapped to virtual windows users
    useradd -g operations xxx -M -s /sbin/nologin

    5- Samba virtual users mapped to linux users
    root = administrator admin
    azfar = azfar.hussain


    6- Turn the stick bit on the shared folder:
    chmod u+s /folder/to/be/shared

    7- now you are read to roll:
    service smb start

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