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Old 02-19-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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mounting for file-sharing

quick question here. does any1 know how to setup one's mount points so that users can connect to use them (oreferably read only)

here is what i am trying to do. i have begun ripping my cd's to my second hard drive and i would like to be able to share them with my roommates. the thing is that i can use it only if i mount it under the home dir of the user i am connecting with. we have 2 win pcs and i have a mac for myself (that i can conn with without any trouble, but i want only guest accts for them). i set it up with samba and can get it to work but it isnt ideal ....yet.

when i right click on the dir (on the 2nd hd) i get a message that i can only share files in the home dir. currently, i have it set up in the fstab to mount in the home dir of my standard user acct. i just dont know how to leave it mount in /mnt/yadayada so that other connected users can access it (again.. read only).

i hate asking yet another noob question but i am at my wits end. i have been reading posts, man smbmount, and scouring samba's website for most of the afternoon and just cant seem to find the right answer (or if i did come accross it i didnt know it). as always, any help is greatly appreciated.

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You can set up an smb mount by making an entry in fstab. There may be a x-windows tool to do if for you, (I don't have slackware). Make sure you use the ro option. Then your friends may access your networked partition and read the mp3's but can't write them. I don't know about Mac machines however.

The KDE sharing that you are using makes files world readable from the internet. Read up on the manpages for samba, mount, fstab and smbmount.

By the way, I find entering 'man:smbmount' in konqueror or the application launcher, gives a more readable display of a manpage.
Old 02-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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To work around the platform (OS) differences, you could always host a web page, that'll give read only access to your files..... Would also be available internally and/or externally.


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