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Old 01-06-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
jasybee2000
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anyone know to make samba shares writable?


Hi,

I've encountered a problem whereby I can't delete a file from a folder shared on the linux box. I've set the permissions so others can modify files but windows xp still says permission denied?

Anyone got any ideas of what I can do so I can make a sharedfolder available to the xp machine so I can create and delete files from xp?

Any help appreciated! Cheers.

J.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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There's a property for the shares in the smb.conf file that is "writable"

I guess you can set it to true:

Code:
[myshare]
   comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
   path = /usr/somewhere/shared
   valid users = mary fred
   public = no
   writable = yes
 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Samba is very easy to setup and configure, you should well Mandrake I don't know, but in redhat or fedora you first make sure that samba is installed, and next you click on the menu, and select " system settings " and next to " server settings " and select " samba " click " add " the rest is self explaning, but remember that you must after setting it up, also setup samba users which is done the same place click on " preferences " and click on " samba users " and the click on " add user " enter the Windows username & Windows password and bingo it works, you don't need to do any more.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 09:25 PM   #4
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Cheers for your pointing that out guys!

I can't believe it really was that simple after all! I've had so much agro with internet connection sharing the past few days in setting my box up I didnt want to risk mucking it up lol

I feel like a right dumbass for not seeing the writable thing in /etc/samba/smb.conf

Please accept my utmost gratitude as I changed the writable to yes and now it works. I hang my head in shame for being a bit thick! hehe


Thanks again you are top ppl!

J.

 
Old 01-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #5
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