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Old 08-16-2007, 03:41 PM   #16
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ok, I'm in now!
What I did was
In the Control Center, the Internet and network choice, then the Samba choice, the Security level box was still checked off as "Users" so I checked it off as "Share" and that seemed to work.
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What I don't like is now the Windows computer can read my entire Home directory.
How do I get to so that it can't read the Users but can read the Public folder (Which is inside my Home directory)?
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*N/M*I think I fixed the above question: In Control Center's file sharing choice, I unchecked "Public" for the "Home" folder. then I checked with my Windows computer. It worked nicely.

Thank you so much for all your help!!
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Last edited by gymnart; 08-16-2007 at 03:49 PM. Reason: Problem fixed
 
Old 08-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #17
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Just get rid of the following in the config file;

Code:
[users]
	comment = All users
	path = /home/
	inherit acls = yes
	veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
	write list = <username>
	case sensitive = no
	msdfs proxy = no
 
Old 08-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #18
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Thanks again, tjyorkshire and nightshade_1977!
 
Old 08-28-2007, 04:35 PM   #19
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In my experience, "restart" doesn't fully restart. I use:

Code:
/etc/init.d/samba force-reload
but there might be some side effects I'm not aware of.

Last edited by davidshere; 08-28-2007 at 04:37 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 08-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #20
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Thanks so much, davidshere,
I have used the
Code:
/etc/init.d/smb restart
command and it worked nicely.

This whole thing gives me more of an appreciation of the differences of Windows sharing vs. Samba.

In the shared folder on Windows, everything is shared and there's no hiding stuff.

With Samba, I found that I can hide individual files and keep others from reading the contents. I like that idea!
 
Old 04-09-2008, 11:33 AM   #21
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update

Here's an update:

I have had to do the force-reload command to get my Windows computer to be able to read the shared folder on my Linux machine. But sometimes, Linux shows up in the Workgroup, sometimes it does not [from windows' browser -- my network> windows network> (workgroup name)> computer name].

When my husband tries to see my Linux machine from his Windows computer, it does not show up in the Workgroup for him at all.

I don't recall if I mapped my Linux computer to my Windows computer or not because the Linux computer shows up as \\Linux\<shared folder>\ separately in the Network area. So, I'm unsure if I should tell my husband to do that (map to my shared folder) from his Windows machine.

This is very puzzling. Why would things work for my Windows machine only and not for my husband's Windows machine which is on the same network?
 
Old 04-23-2009, 12:39 PM   #22
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Another update

Another update:
My husband had to use the "Find Computer" wizard and it found my Linux machine. I told him to make his "Shared" folder shared but he did not check off the "Allow other users to change my files" option. Linux shows up now on his computer but, I could not get into his shared folder because of his not checking off that one option.

I had forgotten about setting Samba to "Shared" as outlined above so he was unable to copy any files over to my Linux machine. [I just checked and it was still set to "Share" but he could not copy any files over.]

What we ended up doing was, I turned on my Windows machine and then he copied the files over to that one and then I was able to snatch up the copies of the files [from my Windows onto Linux by using Samba] just fine.
 
  


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