14.4 Sharing Files

14.4 Sharing Files

To export a directory to SMB clients (that is, to share a directory with a client), add a section like this to your smb.conf file, where label is what you would like to call the share, and path is the full directory path:

 [  label  ]   path =  path  comment =  share description  guest ok = no   writable = yes   printable = no 

These parameters are useful in directory shares:

  • guest ok Allows guest access to the share. The public parameter is a synonym.

  • writable A yes or true setting here marks the share as read-write. Do not allow guest access to a read-write share.

  • printable Specifies a printing share; this parameter must be set to no or false for a directory share.

  • veto files Prevents the export of any files that match the given patterns. You must enclose each pattern inside forward slashes (so that it looks like / pattern / ). Here's an example that bars object files, as well as any file or directory named bin :

     veto files = /*.o/bin/ 

14.4.1 Home Directories

You can put a special section called [ homes ] in your smb.conf file if you want to export home directories to users. The section should look like this:

 [homes]   comment = home directories   browseable = no   writable = yes 

By default, Samba reads the logged-in user 's /etc/passwd entry to determine the user's home directory for [homes] . However, if you don't want Samba to follow this behavior (that is, you want to keep the Windows home directories in a different place than the regular Linux home directories), you can use the %S substitution in a path parameter. Here is an example that switches a user's [homes] directory to /u/ user :

 path = /u/%S 

Samba substitutes the current username for the %S .

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