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vfs_readonly - make a Samba share read only for a specified time period

vfs objects = readonly

This VFS module is part of the samba(7) suite.

The vfs_readonly VFS module marks a share as read only for all clients connecting within the configured time period. Clients connecting during this time will be denied write access to all files in the share, irrespective of their actual access privileges.

This module is stackable.

readonly:period = BEGIN, END

Only mark the share as read only if the client connection was made between the times marked by the BEGIN and END date specifiers. The syntax of these date specifiers is the same as that accepted by the -d option of GNU date(1).

Mark all shares read only:


[global] vfs objects = readonly

Mark the [backup] share as read only during business hours:


[backup] path = /readonly vfs objects = readonly readonly:period = readonly:period = "today 9:00","today 17:00"

This man page is part of version 4.19.5 of the Samba suite.

The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

02/19/2024 Samba 4.19.5