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Old 03-07-2002, 08:42 PM   #1
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Windows Unable to write to a network share??? Please help!

Dear All,
I have two networking questions thaty invlolve SAMBA.

NOTE: OS is SuSE Linux 7.3 Professional (complete install)

1.) I have managed to set up Samba in such a way that Windows XP / Windows 2000 can both see and open shares! Here's the challenge: I cannot give write/delete access to windows! For example, I cannot create a folder or copy a file onto such a samba share! Below are two sections of my smb.conf file for your reference. Note that the security is set to SHARE level to protect individual shares, and the share "share" is set up to full read/write/execute privelages/permissions!

workgroup = PearlJamRox
os level = 2
kernel oplocks = No

security = share
encrypt passwords = Yes
guest account = Nobody
map to guest = Bad User

comment = Linux Shared Resource
create mode=777
read only = no

2.) So yes, We can have windows see the shares just fine. Here's a problem: Linux Can't! If I try to access a share from another Linux machine, it fails to even see the share under LinNeighbourhood! The SAME SHARE on the same machine is accessed just fine in windows!
NOTE: I think this has to do with "encrypted" paswords. Any ideas anyone?

Can Anyone help???

NOTE: I cannot post the entire smb.conf file here. I tried to use copy/paste but it didn't work under linux. Homestead and geocities do not allow Linux or a .conf file extension. Sorry!

Last edited by shassouneh; 03-07-2002 at 08:43 PM.
Old 03-09-2002, 10:54 AM   #2
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There is small pasword problem with different Windows version. For some of them encrypt passwords =no should be set. But I'd also look for permissions for the directory /netshare. It may be set only to "read".
Old 03-09-2002, 06:11 PM   #3
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The Directory /netshare is given full read/write/execute privelages to everyone! (permission set to 777 or rwxrwxrwx), so ANYONE can access it! As for the windows version, I am running a mixed network of Windows 2000 and Windows XP (NO WINDOWS 9x/ME), so the best of my knowledge encrypt passwords should be set to YES.

Thanx for yourt reply though!

Can anyone help?
Old 03-10-2002, 06:33 AM   #4
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Try sucerity = user
Old 03-10-2002, 05:02 PM   #5
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cool but...

Actually security=share worked just fine, LOL. I have managed to give windows write privelages by performing chmod 777 /netshare. Now i can't get LINUX machines to connect to this SMB share. Any ideas?


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