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Old 03-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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"No permission to access" linux box (Samba)

i have done some reading about configuring samba, but I am unable to get anonymous access working to see my linux shares from windows;

when i double-click my workgroup from windows, i can see my linux box (darkstar) and can read the comment (SambaLinux), but when i double-click the darkstar icon, i get the "no permission" error

when i try to "add a network place" and type \\Darkstar\smhome, it gives me a box to type in a password (though my samba conf file is supposed to allow guest access); trying out several passwords that i use on windows or linux gave no results

any help would be greatly appreciated!

my samba.conf file
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost (
# Date: 2004/03/18 22:22:35

# Global parameters
workgroup = MSHOME
server string = SambaLinux
null passwords = Yes
log level = 3
os level = 33

comment = SM
path = /home/sandeep
guest ok = Yes

*note: i can mount my windows shares and view them/edit them with no problems through linux
Old 03-19-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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if smdeep is a user you should type in the users password.

I have configured samba to share /tmp on my machine with guest access/no password.

but have it disabled because I think Samba is running suid root.
Old 03-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
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sorry for the late reply...

if, say, the guest name is nobody (as i set it for the default by swat), then there should not be any password needed

and if i wanted to make a user smdeep with a password, how would i set that up? i know of the command smbpasswd, but i don't want to mess with anything until i am certain i am doing the right thing (not that i'm not willing to take risks, just not blind risks)

perhaps it would be better if i asked this: may i see a copy of someone's successful samba.conf file (such as shares are accessible from windows and printers can be seen that are attached to a linux box);
if there are other files that were created or setting changed in linux or windows, could i have a list of settings changed?

thx in advance!

*note: i probably won't be responding until Wednesday or Thursday-ish, i just got rid of AOL after *8* years of using it (/me jumps for joy) so i currently have a wireless router and wireless networking card for my computers and am experimenting with that until either SBC or Roadrunner is installed
Old 03-21-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Have you checked the permissions on the directory? I think I needed to open them up all the way. Been awhile....


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