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Old 07-19-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Samba problems: can't write to shared folder


I've done a search, but I can't find anything that helps. Here's the situation: I have a shared folder, called "Shared" that I want other machines on our home network to be able to write to. They can see the folder and read the files, but not write to it. They're Windows machines and just get "Access is denied" errors. My smb.conf:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 10.0.0.2 (10.0.0.2)
# Date: 2005/07/19 21:13:56

# Global parameters
[global]
workgroup = HOME
server string = Samba Server
security = SHARE
log file = /var/log/samba.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No
path = /home/nick/Shared

[Shared]
comment = Nick's shared folder
write list = nobody
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

I tried adding the line "writeable = Yes" to the [Shared] section manually too and then restared smbd, but that did nothing.

So, what do I need to do to be able to let other users write to that folder?

I also have a problem with xfsamba (I might as well put in this thread seeing as it's somewhat related). There are 2 (and sometimes 3) other machines on the network and all are in the same workgroup. When I use xfsamba, it only lists one of them. Is there any way I can get it to show the other one(s), so I can access their shares easily? I can run "smbclient -N -L <other IPs>" and that works ok, so I think it's just a problem with xfsamba itself.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

Last edited by Nylex; 07-19-2005 at 04:35 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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You need to give the users (the unix users) write access to the directory as well (if you want to be really insecure about it, just chmod it 777).
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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Thank you . What's more secure than doing "chmod 777"? Just giving access to other users in it's group access?

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:10 PM   #4
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More secure, as you seem to be on the right track, would be to add all users who will write to the share to a common group (I use smbusers for my printers) then chown <root_or_other_user>:smbusers /directory and chmod 775 /directory
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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Ok, I'll have a go with that .
 
  


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