macmini as server help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fisty, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. fisty macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Hello all,

    I hope that someone with more knowledge than me can help me out on a few questions and tips.

    thank you already in advanced

    macmini is running hamachi, if anyone has a better sugestion on how to use VPN, greatly apreciated cant figure it out for the love of god

    shared folder:
    X, external HD
    scan, some application use it to scan for .nzb and .torrent files
    complete, finished product of said applications

    the macmini is running on admin for the application to run for autodownload to start

    as said above i have certain things shared,
    and created in the shared tab new users so i dont have to use admin details

    works like a charm

    for windows users connected to this server and make the shared folder visible i have to activate samba, but that only works if i choose a username

    by doing that it gives access to all the home folder of given username which is a bit of a problem.

    this is also for ftp, access to the hole home folder etc...

    my question is:

    How do i make it work that any windows user connects to it via smb
    but only sees the shared folder and no home folders, just the shared folder i listed above?

    The same via ftp?

    I would like to run apachi for webserver
    would like just it to list the shared folders i mentioned above, cant figure for the love of god how to do so

    any help is apreciated
    thank you in advance
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    So what services are you planning to run on this server? VPN, file/FTP, and web?

    Mac OS X comes with Apache preinstalled. Just enable web sharing.
  3. fisty thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    yeh file,ftp and apache

    but my problem is

    windows machine see the entire home folder and and not just the shared folders

    same with FTP

    and apache, I dont understand how to make it just list the directory of the shared folders

    VPN i have no idea to configure hence using hamachi
  4. fisty thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006

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