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Old 07-12-2010, 04:50 AM   #1
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samba issues

Hi All

I have a small network running a few xp machines and a couple ubuntu 10.4 pc's. I have installed samba on centos 5 and I needed a folder that could be used without a username or password. Looking a the forum I changed part of smb.conf from security = user to security = share.

This works great and we have access to the said folder. The problem is that the main shared folders will allow windows users in with a username and password but any ubuntu user using connect to server won't seem to accept the user name and password so they don't get any access. Can anyone shed any light on this as the normal folders were fine prior to changing smb for the share. I have enclosed some of the smb.conf below

comment = Data Folder
path = /home/data/
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no
avaliable = yes
write list = glenn, @staff
force create mode = 0660

#temp folder
comment = temp folder
path = /home/temp/
public = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
guest account = nobody
available = yes
force user = nobody
force group = nobody
create mask = 0777
direcroty mask = 0777

comment = Business Folder
path = /home/business-data/
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no
avaliable = yes
write list = glenn, @staff
force create mode = 0660
force directory mode = 0770
Old 07-12-2010, 04:57 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Johannesburg
Distribution: Fedora 14, RHEL 5.5, CentOS 5.5, Ubuntu 10.04
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From your post as I understand it, your samba shares live on the CentOS machine; and you're trying to mount these shares from multiple Windows XP/Ubuntu clients?

Can you specify which share exactly the Ubuntu users are not able to connect to? Also you state that you've configured the shares without authentication (which is 100% - public = yes); thus I don't see why your Ubuntu users should not be able to connect (seeing that your Windows users can) - can you perhaps post the output when you try to mount the share on Ubuntu?
Old 07-12-2010, 05:10 AM   #3
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The 2 folder that should require a user name and password for writing too, are the data and business-data folder (the temp requires nothing to access or write too). Windows users can map drives fine and add data, the ubuntu users get the login box which when entering the password just reappears.


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