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Old 10-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
adol83
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Samba


Hello,

I cannot understand the reason about samba sharing.

I've got a RHEL6 server and a Windows7 Laptop. This is what I do

1. I create the user i will enable to look the directory and add a new pass

useradd -g groupname username

passwd username

2. in /etc/samba/smb.conf i add the following lines

### Samba - Relax ###
[sharing_name]
comment = Sharing directory for username
browseable = yes
path = /mainuser/shared_directory
valid users = username
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
printable = no

Note : The directory owner is "username" and group "groupname" , permission are 755

3. then i add to /etc/samba/smbusers

groupname = username

4. last, i enable the user to access the directory

smbpasswd -e username

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When I try from Windows to access it denies with an error message that describe i have no authorization to access.

The password of "adduser" command and "smbpasswd" command it's the same.

To access i do

Start-->run
i insert \\serveraddress\sharing_name

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My question about that :

1. It's necessary to add the user both with "adduser" and "smbpasswd" ? Why?
2. The user i created "username" it is the user i enable to access the directory. I do not need to have that user on windows but i have some confusion about that.
3. What am I Wrong?

Thank you
Davide

Last edited by adol83; 10-24-2012 at 04:59 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
shivaa
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Hi Davide,
What Unix username you've created? and are both your Windows and Unix systems can access each other or are in same network?
In order to access Unix data from Windows, a user's Unix and Windows usernames should be mapped in smbusers. So did you map them in /etc/samba/smbusers, like:
"windows-username"=="<unix-username"

Also if systems are not in same domain name then you should try with path: \\<FQDN-Unix-system>\<dir>
One more thing, as far as I know, entry of groupname is not needed in smbusers while configuring user to use samba.

Last edited by shivaa; 10-24-2012 at 07:48 AM.
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
adol83
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Now it works. I explain because i usually make a mountain out of a mole hill,

I was in trouble because I already did a samba sharing with "username2" and it was working. I couldn't understand at first instance.

Then i found out that I was inside Windows7 as "username2" (an user i created and it works well for Samba sharing) , i switched to "username" and i tried to connect to the samba sharing so it worked out.

Thanks Shiva!

Davide
 
  


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