SAMBA SMB Server 3, on FC5, Hosting a shared folder to Windows client but can only read and not write
Posted on 2006-07-20
For the life of me! Samba has been a pain. Have been following three books on it and the web and still can't get it to work.
I have Fedora Core 5, with Samba 3.0.21b-2, with a folder I would like to share to some windows clients.
For starters for some reason SWAT can't change my passwords because it says it can't find the accounts in the smbpasswd file, the file is there. But over the CLI I can add the passwords to the accounts and works fine. Don't know why SWAT just does not want to play.
Secondly, after finally managing to get a folder hosted on the windows network, it turns out that I can only read from it. No matter what I do, change permission on the folders, on SAMBA, users, force masks, force users , every body read and write, no good. I cannot get the shared folders to write from the windows clients. I've tried using other peoples configuration files with no luck. been checking the conf file with testparm and reloading the service.
Does any one have a smb.conf file which has been tested and works. I just need to be able to share a folder to a windows network and have ready write access to it. And also the permissions on the linux folders.
Any assistance very much apreciated!!!
thank you all!!