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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
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
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.
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