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Win client can't open shares on Linux

Win client can't open shares on Linux

Win client can't open shares on Linux

I can browse the shares on Win XP but when I try to open them I get access violation errors. For the /home share (2 users) I get "Access denied". For the share /home/ed/Public I get "Network path not found". Everything works fine when browsing & mounting Win shares on the Linux box.

The Linux box is a laptop running Fedora 13 x64. It is connected via wireless.

smb.conf is included here.
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2010/09/11 12:20:39

    workgroup = CUTTINEJ
    server string = Samba Server on papalinux
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    os level = 65
    preferred master = Yes
    cups options = raw

    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No

    path = /home/ed/Public
    valid users = dgquilt, ed
    read only = No

    path = /home

Any help is appreciated.



RE: Win client can't open shares on Linux

Make sure you have the proper file system permissions set on the Linux server.


RE: Win client can't open shares on Linux

Anyone care to suggest how to chmod for each directory?
/home ???
/home/ed ??
/home/ed/Public ???

Could use a recommendation as a guideline. Thanks anyone, in advance

RE: Win client can't open shares on Linux

You can use option -R to chmod recursively down through the sub-directories.  Google man chmod.  But make sure you start down at the highest directory you actually want to change.  It won't ask you twice.


RE: Win client can't open shares on Linux

The idea was to login to the server with the credentials of the appropriate user.

BTW - If you change the permissions of ALL the directories under home, there's at least a 50/50 chance that no one will be able to access their home.


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