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Joulinar
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Re: SMB vs FTP

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maybe we misunderstood each other. I was talking about to keep file system permissions while saving data from DietPi to an NFS share. But I guess you like to setup a file server on DietPi to be able to backup data from extern to the DietPi device.

Of course you can setup a multi user environment using SAMBA. As well you could control the directories each user can access.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: SMB vs FTP

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About the terminology of SMB/CIFS/Samba:

SMB is an open defined transport protocol.

CIFS is the common particular SMB implementation on current Linux distributions. Theoretically there could be others, but practically both terms mean exactly the same.

"Samba" is the common particular SMB/CIFS server implementation used on current distros.
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