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.
readonly:period = BEGIN, END
Mark all shares read only:
[global] m[blue]vfs objects = readonlym
Mark the [backup] share as read only during business hours:
[backup] m[blue]path = /readonlym m[blue]vfs objects = readonlym m[blue]readonly:period = readonly:period = "today 9:00","today 17:00"m
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.