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Old 10-22-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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how to properly share a file on linux box with a windows machine in AD?

I know this should be easy but I'm having a problem figuring it out.

I have a linux (Ubuntu server 8) that is busy collecting data files
for me, but I need to see them on a windows machine. The winXP
computer is in an AD domain.

The ubuntu server is running Samba and I believe I have set up
sharing - I can see/list the files on winXP. however, when I try to
open the files to read ( in this case by Wireshark ) I get a
permissions denial.

Where and how can I set those permissions? Any clues appreciated.
Old 10-22-2009, 02:30 AM   #2
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Hmm how about doing

chmod -R a+r foldername
on the folder containing the files on your Linux system? This should make all of them readable... at least in the local context.


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