Hi and TIA,
Let me start by saying that I understand this is not the samba forum, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
I'm trying to setup some samba shares with custom per user account sharing rights and space, and I'm failing to do it easily with some other "ready to go" tools I tried, so here I am looking for some ideas.
First to what a I have in mind. I want to have a 500GB drive hosted on a network and a single public area but also individual folders based on users account rights. The rights include read, write, browse, mapping, limited to a 5 gigabytes space quota per account, only able to see its own space/folder for security. Some sort of basic profile where new users to can be added to avoid the work of matching basic common rights. A simple way to create this accounts and folders would be greatly appreciated as non tech users will be in charge of creating this accounts. It would be nice but not a requirement to easily find out how much space was used on each account.
With this in mind, I looked at FreeNAS, but it doesn't have the ability to work with quotas, I started to look for something else, and OpenFiler came up, but i think that using LDAP for this task is a bit of an Over Kill, it also doesn't have good info on getting the setup I'm looking for up and going easily. Last but not least, I'm currently trying Ebox, but I'm not sure it will do it either as I try to make it work with quotas and it doesn't seem simple (I could be wrong).
I do have a single samba share right now, and everyone knows the password and that should give you an idea of how secure it really is right now, but it doesn't do things exactly the way i want to. So, I like to ask everyone if they got a good idea of if maybe I've missed something, please let me know.
I'm reading up on all this stuff, I'm not here to just scream for help and hope for a solution to fall on my lap.
Any and all good ideas are welcome.