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Old 08-28-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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Smile Browsing Windows Shares from Nautilus

Hello all!

I have a small problem in that I can browse my LAN and access a Windows PC using Samba. The problem is that when I try to access one of the shared folders it reports that I don't have permission to access the folder. Is it something to do with the file system being FAT32 and Linux being ext3?
Old 08-28-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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Nope. Filesystem differences aren't a concern when working with Windows/Samba shares. You may have set access permissions on your Window share, so your Linux computer isn't sending the proper password/username combo. You may have to use smbpasswd to set the password for the particular user you are trying to connect to the share.
Old 08-28-2003, 09:43 PM   #3
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That's not entirely true. There could be an issue if the share was mounted without user permissions. You might need to mount the share specifying something like umask=000.
Old 08-28-2003, 11:29 PM   #4
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I see what you mean, gargamel - about not having permission for regular users on the Linux box to access the mounted share. But I meant that there is no real concern that the filesystems between Win32 and Linux are different since the SMB and Samba protocols handle those differences transparently.

But yea, I agree with your tip on checking user permissions on the Linux machine.


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