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Old 12-19-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Accessing shares in Fedora 7 from a Browser


Hi all,

I have had numerous problems with SMB Shares in Fedora. These shares are set up using the Wizard and work OK.

The problem I am now having is that users need to upload files from the shares to the web via a browser. This is mainly used for banking.

Currently there is no way that the user can gain access to the shares and upload a file like they used to in Windows. I just see niggling problem after niggling problem one after the other.

Is there any way this problem and be fixed or a work around developed. Currently the users need to copy numerous files from the share to their workstation just so they can upload them.

Thanks
 
Old 12-19-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Change permissions

You have it set at the default, which gives read/write access to you, and only read access to everyone else. If you use
Code:
sudo chmod 777 $username /your/shared/directory
Then you'll grant full read and write access to that user. They'll need write access to upload these files from a browser--judging by the way you described the problem. Doing this will greatly reduce the security of those files, but improve the functionality. Read up a bit on permissions to find a combination that'll work for you.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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You have it set at the default, which gives read/write access to you, and only read access to everyone else. If you use
Code:
sudo chmod 777 $username /your/shared/directory
Then you'll grant full read and write access to that user. They'll need write access to upload these files from a browser--judging by the way you described the problem. Doing this will greatly reduce the security of those files, but improve the functionality. Read up a bit on permissions to find a combination that'll work for you.
Hi Tyggna,

You have misunderstood me.

I have set up the shares using the wizard "System > Remote". These work fine.

The problem is that the user can't even FIND the share to do anything with it. In Windows it was as easy as the user double clicking a drive letter (eg. F and having everything there. They can no longer do this. I can not find how to access the shares with the exception of double clicking an icon.

Hope this made sense.

James
 
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Can anyone help with this.
 
  


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