[SOLVED] Connect to Linux from Windows with Full Rights
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Salvete! This is my first post here, and in fact, my first post in any Linux forum! I am a network administrator, and have inherited a Linux server which hosts Asterisk. I have a cli set up so I can do a putty session from my windows xp workstation. However, I need to get full access to the file system on the Linux machine from my windows workstation. I have samba set up and have entered my user account there. Now, when I map the drive on my windows computer, I am prompted for a password, which I give, and so the drive is mapped to the linux machine like I want. However, I cannot browse the root directory - Access Denied. Please help! I have full rights in the root account, but can't seem to give full rights to my own user account! If anyone could assist me, I have the cli open here and can type anything I want there.
What do you mean about the "root directory"? Do you mean the "/root" or the "/". I think that not only is there problem with rights, but also with ownership. Both "/root" , "/" are owned by root. So if you mean the "/root" directory you have to type as root "chmod 755 /root" to have read access. If you mean the "/" directory DO NOT TRY AT ALL TO CHANGE ANY RIGHT if you are not exactly what you are doing!!
When I try to map the network drive, I get prompted for my password, but the login box won't take accept it. Caps lock isn't on, and I use the server's domain: myserver\mylogin but it just won't take. What do I try?
Yes, I do mean the root (/) directory. My user account is a member of the "root" group. Right now, I am using the "root" user through the cli. If I do a ls -l in the root directory, I see that all the directories there are owned by the root user, and also the root group.
Last edited by brother.gabriel; 03-28-2012 at 11:10 AM.
Hello! I had to reinstall the OS, and am back to the same problem.
I have added your former suggestions:
On your smb.conf did you try path = /
try valid users=@root all root group
I can confirm that samba is running, nmb is running, network is running, and the firewall is open.
Everything is yummed and the machine has been restarted.
Now, this may be a clue - if I open the "Network", I get a messagebox saying: "Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server"
The computer receives its ipaddress via dhcp, and it *does* recieve its correct ipaddress.
Also, I tried to telnet from my windows computer to ports 139 and 445, but "Could not open connection to the host" on either port.
Likewise, if I try to find the computer from my windows computer, the path is not to be found - although I *am* able to ping the machine.
What can I do?
Last edited by brother.gabriel; 05-20-2012 at 10:33 PM.
Reason: added detail about telnet