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Old 12-04-2003, 10:07 AM   #1
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Can't view home directory with Samba

I'm trying to set up Samba on a Fedora box, and while the individual shares are working, the home directories are not. When connecting to the Samba server, the home dir for the user logged in will show up, but trying to access it gives a "permission denied" error, and I don't know why. I've got this working multiple times before on RH9, but for some reason it's not working on Fedora now. Here is the portion of my smb.conf file relating to home directories:

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0660
directory mode = 0770

Anyplace else I may need to check? Again, this exact config is working on a RH9 box with no problems.. everyone has full access to their home directory, just as they should.

Old 12-04-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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change 'valid users' to 'users' this drove me nuts too
someone really should fix testparms to detect this problem !
Old 12-04-2003, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yup, that did it. Thanks for the tip!


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