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Home Directory Sharing with Samba

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Samba allows for the password protected sharing of the ACM members home directories as standard Windows network shares on the local network. One issue is that automatic network discovery between subnets is not a free feature and, as understood as of this writing, 2 of the VPNs do not allow for the browsing of shares remotely due to the lack of “default path” supplied by the VPN's DHCP server (as designed due to the fact that public network traffic is not meant to be routed through these VPNs) and thus would require prior knowledge of the machine name that has the network shares. The purpose of this task is to implement this service and provide as much automatic functionality for the end user as possible. Samba as a print server would also be great.



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sig/sysadmin/projects/project9.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/02 21:36 (external edit)