[Samba] Re: Samba public directory on FreeBSD
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Thu Sep 23 16:43:41 PDT 2004
At 14:26 9/23/2004, knowtree at aloha.com, wrote:
>> At 13:20 9/23/2004, knowtree at aloha.com wrote:
>> >> What is recommended for a public, 'free-for-all',
>> >> anyone can read or write directory on FreeBSD?
>> >> What are the reasons for preferring one place
>> >> over another?
>> >> Would these work?
>> >> /usr/local/share/sambapublic/
>> >> /usr/share/sambapublic/
>> >> /home/sambapublic/
>> >I recommend a separate partition, so that when it eventually gets filled up
>> >-- and these things always do -- your system will not be adversly affected.
>> >You can mount the partition wherever you want. In your three examples,
>> >"sambapublic" could be a file system mounted on /usr/local/share,
>> >/usr/share, or /home.
>> Thanks for the info. I just wanted to stick with the FreeBSD
>> standard if there was one.
>> How can I add a new partition? Can that be done after the OS
>> and data are on the drive? What program? What would it be
>Not practical unless you install an additional hard drive. Sticking with
>the drive you have, you would need to backup your data and reinstall
>FreeBSD from scratch. The extra partition would be created using the
>Disklable Editor, a sibling to / and /usr and /var and /home.
>That may be more work than you want to do right now.
Yes, now that I've got the OS and programs loaded.
>In that case, if you
>want to try it out, use either the home partition or the var partition. We
>could probably spark a lively debate here as to which is better :-)
>Bottom line: go ahead and set up samba, to learn how it works. If you want
>to use it in production (serious, bullit-proof) create that special partition.
Thanks for the info.
I looked into this a little closer. In 'FreeBSD Unleashed', on page
38 it says: "/home This is where the users' home directories are
located. It is often located under the /usr partition. If you are
going to have a lot of users, and you expect them to have a lot of
files, you might want to put /home on its own partition, or possibly
even give /home an entire disk."
In 'The Complete FreeBSD' (4th edition), on page 70: "Use the rest
of the space on disk for a /home file system, as long as it's
possible to back it up on a single tape. Otherwise, make multiple file
systems. /home is the normal directory for user files."
In the online handbook,
Table 2-2: "/usr Rest of disk All your other files will typically be stored in /usr and its subdirectories."
Alrighty, then. I am confused. On the 3 boxes that I just installed
FreeBSD 4.9 on, none of them even have a /home or a /usr/home directory.
So, there certainly isn't a /home partition. Is /home created as its
own slice in 5.x?
These boxes have 80 GB hard drives and have the majority of that
capacity contained in /usr.
Based on all this advice and research, I think I will create a new
directory under /usr called /home. Under this, I'll create
/samba/public (full path: /usr/home/samba/public).
Any objections, or comments?
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