Sharing folders in Samba which are not in the HOME path
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Sharing folders in Samba which are not in the HOME path
ive set up samba... and am only able to access folders on my brother's win xp machine which are in my HOME folder...im using kde 3.3 beta 2 and i even set the option of sharing all folders (other than those in HOME) if the user has sufficient permissions...the problem is im not able to access non HOME folders even if im logged on as root from my brothers computer..
there is a section that talks about sharing out your tpm dir. you will need to look there to find the area to uncomment. you can also do a serch on my name and samba as i have a full smb.conf posted that works to share out specific directory. it shares the /tmp/samba.
thank you for the quick reply...here's my smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2004/08/04 22:01:57
# Global parameters
workgroup = WORKGROUP
map to guest = Bad User
server string = Watha
security = SHARE
log file = /var/log/samba.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No
encrpyt passwords = Yes
guest acount = nobody
os level = 20
path = /home/Share
guest ok = Yes
path = /d/Mp3/
guets ok = Yes
browseable = Yes
public = Yes
path = /d/Southpark
guest ok = Yes
browseable = Yes
public = Yes
guess i dont have a temp directory...do i need to have one?
ill try chmod -R 777 today....is there any other line which i need to add or remove so that my samba server is visible immediately...on win xp network places it takes like abt 15 seconds to get into my files after Samba server is clicked..
i did that. I wanted to be able to access /backup from my windows machine and didnt find a place to put it in my smb.conf
so i just created a new user whithout creating a home directory, but selecting /backup as his home directory
thanx for the replies guys...it looks like sharing file son the Linux filesystem is not the problem..but the files i want to share are on a windows(vfat) partition...is it possible to set up samba so that i can share them?
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = invincible
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = Gaurav at Linux
#this string will appear with name of the machine
# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.
#allow host of range 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0
# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
;printcap name = /etc/printcap
;load printers = yes
# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups
;printing = cups
# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
; guest account = pcguest
# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
#log file for each machine that connects to this samba server
# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 5000
#specifies unlimited log size
# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
#security level for workgroup computers involving win 2000, XP
# Use password server option only with security = server
# The argument list may include:
# password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
# or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
password server = *
; password server = <NT-Server-Name>
#required for domains where usernames and passwords are configrmed through a server
# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
; password level = 8
; username level = 8
#checks for all combinatiions of UPPERCASE and LOWERCASE since windows is case insensitive but linux is case sensitive
# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
#all windows versions do not supprt encrypted passwords
# The following is needed to keep smbclient from spouting spurious errors
# when Samba is built with support for SSL.
; ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt
#used for providing a securer socket layer trans
# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
# the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
# to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
# when passwords are changed what text will apear
# You can use PAM's password change control flag for Samba. If
# enabled, then PAM will be used for password changes when requested
# by an SMB client instead of the program listed in passwd program.
# It should be possible to enable this without changing your passwd
# chat parameter for most setups.
# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
#allow users mapping from smbusers file only
# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
; include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m
# for saving profiles of machines, name of machine replaces %m
# This parameter will control whether or not Samba should obey PAM's
# account and session management directives. The default behavior is
# to use PAM for clear text authentication only and to ignore any
# account or session management. Note that Samba always ignores PAM
# for authentication in the case of encrypt passwords = yes
obey pam restrictions = yes
# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
# changing buffer sizes for better load management
# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
; interfaces = 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24
#for more than oe NIC cards
# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
# request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
# a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
; remote browse sync = 192.168.0
#sends list of shares to a network or a browse master
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
remote announce = 192.168.0.255
#my network is 192.168.0
# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
; local master = no
# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
; os level = 33
# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
; domain master = yes
# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
; preferred master = yes
# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
; domain logons = yes
# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
; logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
; logon script = %U.bat
# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
# %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
# You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
; wins support = yes
# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
; wins server = w.x.y.z
# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
; wins proxy = yes
# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
dns proxy = no
# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
; preserve case = no
; short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
; default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
; case sensitive = no
#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
# If you want users samba doesn't recognize to be mapped to a guest user
; map to guest = bad user
it is working for me
also see that if u can mount ur windows shares from the linux machine