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Windows XP/Vista and Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by brummie, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. brummie

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,848

    Location: Shropshire

    I have been asked to set up an Ubuntu machine that has all the different users on it and give them their own home directory. How can i get each one to be able to log into their own home folder remotely from the LAN?

    The server is to be used as a desktop normally by an Admin/user and all the clients basically can store their stuff on it.

    I have set up SMB shares but its not right. I have to allow them all to write in the folders or view each others work.
     
  2. .walls

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,783

    Code:
    man samba
    or

    linky

    or more info?
     
  3. brummie

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,848

    Location: Shropshire

    Right can you point out the bit where it allows each user only access to /home/user? I need them to have access to their own home directory from the LAN and when they access the desktop/server directly
     
  4. Minto

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2004

    Posts: 756

    make /home a nfs share on a remote server using a file system that supports linux permissions. Mount in at boot using fstab. Allow write access to individual subfolders only to specific users by setting write permissions on the server.

    I've never done anything of the sort before but that's how i'd approach it.
     
  5. .walls

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,783

    I assume that your clients can see the shares, therefore look for the bits that involve permissions.