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Access Controls on Shares

This section deals with how to configure Samba per-share access control restrictions. By default, Samba sets no restrictions on the share itself. Restrictions on the share itself can be set on MS Windows NT4/200x/XP shares. This can be an effective way to limit who can connect to a share. In the absence of specific restrictions, the default setting is to allow the global user Everyone - Full Control (full control, change and read).

At this time Samba does not provide a tool for configuring access control settings on the share itself the only way to create those settings is to use either the NT4 Server Manager or the Windows 200x Microsoft Management Console (MMC) for Computer Management. There are currently no plans to provide this capability in the Samba command-line tool set.

Samba stores the per-share access control settings in a file called share_info.tdb. The location of this file on your system will depend on how Samba was compiled. The default location for Samba's tdb files is under /usr/local/samba/var. If the tdbdump utility has been compiled and installed on your system, then you can examine the contents of this file by executing tdbdump share_info.tdb in the directory containing the tdb files.

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