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Old 02-17-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cannot create, modify, or write to Samba shares

I am able to read and transfer files from the shares, but if I try to write or create anything, it says access denied. I am using WinXP. Here is what my smb.conf file looks like:

server string = Mandrake Box
hosts allow = 192.168. 127.
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

comment = Yolanda
path = /yolanda
browseable = yes
writable = yes
public = yes
read only = no

create mode = 777
writeable = yes
allow hosts = 192.168.
public = yes
write list = micah
directory mode = 777
comment = Micah
path = /micah
Old 02-18-2004, 12:24 AM   #2
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Check the permissions on the directories first - the directories from linux, not from windows. Make sure you actually have create rights...

ls -l will show you rights
chown or chmod will allow you to change them
Old 02-18-2004, 12:48 AM   #3
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total 80
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root

This is what I see when I type ls -l

Old 02-18-2004, 02:18 AM   #4
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Are you trying to write to the shares as a normal user or as root??
Old 02-18-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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I am able to write to the shares from within Linux, but when I try to write to them from my XP system over the network, thats where the problem is.


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