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Old 11-15-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
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Samba Share access

Greetings! i've come to love this forum over the course of this weekend, as i seem to be one of many strugling to get samba running, all of the previous posts have been very helpful, but i still cant seem to get the kinks out of this - so here goes -

Fresh install of FC4 on my "server" (tired of reisntalling the eval of 2k3 i have)

samba 3.0.14b i believe is what came with it

Here is my SMB.conf file for yall to disect -
login as: root
root@'s password:
Last login: Tue Nov 15 20:35:41 2005 from
[root@Onyxsrv ~]# cd /etc/samba
[root@Onyxsrv samba]# vi smb.conf
[root@Onyxsrv samba]# vi smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2005/11/15 20:29:10

# Global parameters
workgroup = PLAY
server string = Spadge's FC4 Fileserver
passdb backend = tdbsam, guest
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
server signing = auto
preferred master = No
domain master = No
ldap ssl = no
read only = No
case sensitive = No
msdfs proxy = no

comment = software
path = /data/software
guest ok = Yes

comment = Spadge's Music Collection
path = /data/music
guest ok = Yes

comment = Movies and TV Shows
path = /data/multimedia
guest ok = Yes

I can see the samba server in the workgroup view, and can access the machine using the guest acct, but cannot get into any of the folders, it gives me that i donot have permission to access this resource.

anything is great, thanks guys

PS if this is in the wrong forum, very sorry

i also did a chmod 777 on each of the 3 share folders (/data/multimedia, /data/music, and /data/software) just to eleminate the perms as a problem

Last edited by Spadge67; 11-15-2005 at 09:04 PM.
Old 11-16-2005, 08:58 AM   #2
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hey.. im running FC3, so dont know if this will work

however, by security reasons i recomend you to not use the guest account.
from the SMB gui-configuration (menu->system settings->server settings->samba) you can add users and manage you shares.

add a user from the preferences->samba users.. menu
then select one of you shares and hit properties, from the access tab you can manage what users will have access to that share. and if the can write to it

Old 11-18-2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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Please refer to my post at Linux Forums - Software - Network in KDE. I think this is the same problem with yours.

Hope that helps.
Old 11-19-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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Hi this guide here will also be of help to you.


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