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RE: Help Needed configuring Samba on Webserver



Steve:

That's actually a very good point about using ftp, and I am going to
have to take a very close look at it, however, the question still stands
because, I need to implement a similar situation to this when I move all
of the user directories to our FC2 File server.  In that case, they
absolutely must have mapped access (just like they currently do with
their home directories on the domain controller)

TIM


Tim Holmes
 
IT Manager / Webmaster
Medina Christian Academy
A Higher Standard...
 
Jeremiah 33:3
Jeremiah 29:11
Esther 4:14
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Steve Fink
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:31 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Help Needed configuring Samba on Webserver
> 
> Tim,
> 
> All of the procedures you outlined can be done in a script, pulling
from
> a file that contains the list of students.
> 
> I.E. For each $Student do (Steps 1-9)...
> 
> IMHO I would say you're probably doing your students a dis-service by
> utilizing Samba to transfer their files to the web server.
> 
> In a real-world scenario they would not be uploading their work to a
web
> server in this manner.  No host worth their salt would allow Samba
> anywhere near their web server.
> 
> Teach your students to utilize ftp and you'll add one more tool to
their
> arsenal.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 13:10 -0400, Tim Holmes wrote:
> > Earlier this week, I posted a message asking for help with a number
of
> > problems / Projects using Fedora Core 2 or 3 within our network.
The
> > responses indicated that I should go ahead and post the questions to
> > this list, so here is the first one that I am having problems with
> >
> > Our webserver is a Pentium 4 2Ghz server running fully up to date
FC2
> > with Apache and Samba installed.
> >
> > Our domain is a windows 2003 Domain using active directory.  What I
want
> > to be able to do is to have each student have their own directory on
the
> > web server that they can post their web design projects into, and
then
> > we have apache to use ~username addressing for their sites.
> >
> > As it stands right now, I use the following procedure to make this
work,
> > which is not a problem for a class of 5 students, but for a large
class
> > it turns into a large amount of work
> >
> > Procedure to setup student for samba access
> >
> > 1 Create the user directory on the webserver
> > 2. Create the linux user - system/users and groups
> > 3. Create a public_html directory under their home directory
> > 4. chmod home directory 755
> > 5. chmod public_html directory 755
> > 6. chown home directory -R to user
> > 7. chgrp home directory to apache
> > 8. create samba user -- system-config-samba
> > 9. input windows password into samba as samba password
> >
> >
> > everything should then work
> >
> > This procedure works.  It takes 3 - 5 minutes per itineration, which
> > gets tedious at best.  The problem comes in the fact that next year
we
> > want to implement a similar system for storing all of our user files
on
> > our samba file server, and creating 250 accounts like this is just
out
> > of the question.
> >
> > I realize that I am a new linux administrator, and that my
understanding
> > of Linux and Samba are fairly limited, but it seems that there must
be
> > an easier way of accomplishing this.  The point that especially
wrankles
> > me is having to ask the user for their password, and then manually
enter
> > it into samba to get it to recognize the password, it should be able
to
> > authenticate against the active directory and work that way.
> >
> > I could really use some help here -- I have a class of almost 20
> > students who will be starting web design projects on Wednesday of
next
> > week, so I would very much like to get this working before then, cuz
> > otherwise Tuesday night is going to be a real pain creating all
those
> > users
> >
> > TIM
> >
> > I can be reached on list, off list at tholmes mcaschool net, on
Yahoo IM
> > at W8TAH, and on AOL IM at W8TAHHAM
> >
> > TIM
> >
> > Tim Holmes
> >
> > IT Manager / Webmaster
> > Medina Christian Academy
> > A Higher Standard...
> >
> > Jeremiah 33:3
> > Jeremiah 29:11
> > Esther 4:14
> >
> >
> 
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