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|Preparing the Linux Server for SAMBA|
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Before we configure SAMBA we should make sure that the file-systems that we share to Windows users will support the Windows style of Access Control Lists. Linux file-system security will allow for rights to be assigned to one user, one group and everyone else. Windows will allow multiple users and groups in the access control lists.
If we share existing file-systems you may also want to check for case-sensitivity of filenames. Linux will allow the same filename to be stored but in a different case, so we can have a file called file1.txt and FILE1.TXT in the same directory. Windows users may not be used to this, so be prepared to correct this.
IMPORTANT: Finally, if we are using openSUSE 11.4 we need to correct and issue with a security service AppArmor before we can start the SAMBA Server.