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Old 08-14-2003, 06:04 AM   #1
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Samba question

Hi I set up Samba.

I try to share the /etc folder

I put in the conf file this:
read only = No
browseable = Yes

On my win machine I see a the etc folder, but it is not the one that I want.

Any ideas?
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you have not provided a path.

but can i just try and stop you now... this is a VERY VERY VERY bad idea.... please please stop trying to share your critical information on a network.
Old 08-14-2003, 06:28 AM   #3
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I try also /etc and it is still not working.

I know it is not the best idea, but this is internal network behind firewall, and I need it for backup. I have a daily task that backup the mysql db. And I want to backup this backup on the main backup server (running on windows)

Old 08-14-2003, 07:03 AM   #4
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Try out this:

workgroup = MYNET.ALL #Name of workgroup
interfaces = eth1 #NIC for Net
os level = 65 #Important for Windows XP
server string = Samba Server
encrypt passwords = Yes
security = SHARE
smb passwd file = etc/samba/smbpasswd
wins support = No
load printers = No
kernel oplocks = No
guest account = yes
veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

comment = Home Directories
path = /home/user/public #user = login-name of user
read only = No
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
guest ok = Yes

comment = Gastverzeichnis
path = /tmp/gast/
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

but never share the /etc folder !!!

Remember, that the user must have the rights to get access to that folder.



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