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Old 12-13-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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Unable create a samba share on Fedora 31 using smb 4.11.2

Hello world!

Just switched to Fedora 31 and want to have a public share via Samba over my network with password authentication. However I can't somehow connect to my samba share due to this error message in 'log.smbd':

  make_connection_snum: canonicalize_connect_path failed for service Fedora_SSD, path /mnt/Wawadisk
[2019/12/13 11:36:50.973394,  0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:1775(main)

This is my smb.conf:


workgroup = WORKGROUP
security = user
map to guest = bad user
guest account = nobody  

        path = /mnt/Wawadisk
        writeable = yes
        browseable = yes
        guest ok = yes
        guest only = yes
        create mask = 0777
        directory mode 0777
        force user = nobody
WIth the Folder permission set to:

4.0K drwxrwxrwx.  7 nobody nobody 4.0K Dec 13 11:09 Wawadisk/

I have tried serveral smb.conf options, but nothing helps.

Anyone some insights on what I'm not getting here?

Any help would be much appreciated!
Old 12-13-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to A similar question asked here, with an answer that may also be relevant to your situation...

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Hi @omichalek,

Yes, your problem is SELinux is preventing access to samba. The link below should help and I also included another link to the Fedora Samba Guide.

SELinux fix: 7

Fedora Samba Guide: 3


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