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Old 11-09-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
s.verma
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samba in kde dolphin not working.


Dear all,
I have installed samba and kdenetwork-filesharing. But I am unable to share files over samba through right clicking a folder and selecting Share.

Also starting dolphin gives error as,
Code:
dolphin(10811) KSambaSharePrivate::getNetUserShareInfo: We got some errors while running 'net usershare info'
dolphin(10811) KSambaSharePrivate::getNetUserShareInfo: "net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershare. Error No such file or directory
Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.
"
Also I already have
Code:
$ ls -dl /var/lib/samba/usershares/
drwxrwx--T 2 root sambashare 4096 Nov  9 16:55 /var/lib/samba/usershares/
I am in group sambashare.
 
Old 11-09-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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Have you configured your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?

Have you added users using smbpasswd and do those users have valid logons to the computer?

Are the directories shared in the directory permissions?

Check out this link: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf
 
Old 11-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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Have you configured your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?
I have configured it
Code:
....
[The_Share]
comment=I am sharing.
read only = yes
locking = no
path=/home/shailu/Public/Out/
guest ok = yes 

[Give_it_to_me]
comment = Please drop it here.
read only = no
locking = no
path=/home/shailu/Public/In/
guest ok = yes

[General]
comment = Common.
read only = no
locking = no
path = /home/shailu/Public/InOut/
guest ok = yes
.....
....
and it is working fine, but sharing from gui is not working.
(see the attachment).

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Have you added users using smbpasswd and do those users have valid logons to the computer?
I want to share my all folders over LAN network without demanding any password/username from other computers. i.e Public.

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Are the directories shared in the directory permissions?

Check out this link: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf
Yes. But it is only working for my home ext4 filesystem, but not on Windows NTFS partition, as I have recently checked there is some problem of ACL.
Code:
$ ls -ld /media/shailu/
drwxr-x---+ 4 root root 4096 Nov 11 19:07 /media/shailu/

$ getfacl /media/shailu/
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: media/shailu/
# owner: root
# group: root
user::rwx
user:shailu:r-x
group::---
mask::r-x
other::---
NTFS filesystem is mounted under /media/shailu.

Also my working configuration have these directory shared
Code:
$ ls -ld Public/*
drwx-wx-wt 2 shailu shailu 4096 Nov  9 00:34 Public/In
drwxrwxrwx 2 shailu shailu 4096 Nov  9 00:34 Public/InOut
drwxr-xr-x 2 shailu shailu 4096 Oct  4 20:57 Public/Out
with corresponding configuration in smb.conf file, where
Public/In: anybody can write to but not read from it.
Public/InOut: Full permission
Public/Out: Only read access.

Update:
I have been able to share from ntfs partition by using /etc/fstab entry
Quote:
/dev/sda3 /mnt/data ntfs-3g defaults,users,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=022 0 0
Now I have required permissions so just like Public/Out I can share from /mnt/data/path.
But I can not umount it while somebody is accessing it from LAN (as I have tried from my computer using smb://Hostname in kde Dolphin). Not even by umount -f. Hence people on LAN when accessing my share would render me unable to umount ntfs partition.

Still Sharing from kde dolphin right clicking is unresolved.
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Last edited by s.verma; 11-11-2014 at 12:30 PM. Reason: UPDATING.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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I have never shared via fstab, so you are way ahead of me there, but it certainly looks as you have made a lot of progress. Thanks for the update. And thanks for answering my questions so thoroughly.

It has been my experience that, if a filesystem is in use, umount will refuse to unmount it. I'm not a umount expert by any means, but this link would seem to confirm that: http://www.computerhope.com/unix/umount.htm

This gives a way to kick samba users off a system: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...ff-samba-users
 
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:13 AM   #5
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This gives a way to kick samba users off a system: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...ff-samba-users
Great. Thanks.
I will try it when required.
I am also thinking that maybe by stopping samba daemon also may solve the problem if samba can be stopped in between file access.
 
Old 12-05-2014, 07:43 AM   #6
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The problem is solved. The problem was that of spelling. My smb.conf file declare usershares directory as /var/lib/samba/usershare, whereas actually my filesystem has directory /var/lib/samba/usershares that caused me the trouble.

I remember that I already has checked in the past for spelling problem, but then both looked same to me. I wonder how I missed it. Now I realise that perhaps my observation power has been declined.

OK Thanks again to all.

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