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
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
utility has been compiled and installed on your system, then you can examine the contents of this file
in the directory containing the tdb files.