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Good morning,
Ive been trying to share the htdocs folder on my linux PC, to allow windows to edit the files, however I can only get to see the folder to open in read-only.

Im not bothered about security at the moment, as its only a testbed, but cannot even get it working to everyone.

Ive already chmoded /var/www to 777 thinking that would work, but still nothing.

Im using Ubuntu Server - Linux 9.04

My Samba config file is attached, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Thank you
#

# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.

#

#

# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the

# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed

# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which 

# are not shown in this example

#

# Some options that are often worth tuning have been included as

# commented-out examples in this file.

#  - When such options are commented with ";", the proposed setting

#    differs from the default Samba behaviour

#  - When commented with "#", the proposed setting is the default

#    behaviour of Samba but the option is considered important

#    enough to be mentioned here

#

# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command

# "testparm" to check that you have not made any basic syntactic 

# errors. 

# A well-established practice is to name the original file

# "smb.conf.master" and create the "real" config file with

# testparm -s smb.conf.master >smb.conf

# This minimizes the size of the really used smb.conf file

# which, according to the Samba Team, impacts performance

# However, use this with caution if your smb.conf file contains nested

# "include" statements. See Debian bug #483187 for a case

# where using a master file is not a good idea.

#
 

#======================= Global Settings =======================
 

[global]

	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .

	obey pam restrictions = yes

	map to guest = bad user

	encrypt passwords = true

	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u

	passdb backend = tdbsam

	dns proxy = no

	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

	path = /var/www

	unix password sync = yes

	workgroup = WORKGROUP

	syslog = 0

	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

	usershare allow guests = yes

	max log size = 1000

	pam password change = yes
 

## Browsing/Identification ###
 

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
 

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
 

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:

# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server

#   wins support = no
 

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client

# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both

;   wins server = w.x.y.z
 

# This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
 

# What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names

# to IP addresses

;   name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
 

#### Networking ####
 

# The specific set of interfaces / networks to bind to

# This can be either the interface name or an IP address/netmask;

# interface names are normally preferred

;   interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0
 

# Only bind to the named interfaces and/or networks; you must use the

# 'interfaces' option above to use this.

# It is recommended that you enable this feature if your Samba machine is

# not protected by a firewall or is a firewall itself.  However, this

# option cannot handle dynamic or non-broadcast interfaces correctly.

;   bind interfaces only = yes
 
 
 

#### Debugging/Accounting ####
 

# This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine

# that connects
 

# Cap the size of the individual log files (in KiB).
 

# If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following

# parameter to 'yes'.

#   syslog only = no
 

# We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything

# should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log

# through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.
 

# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
 
 

####### Authentication #######
 

# "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account

# in this server for every user accessing the server. See

# /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/ServerType.html

# in the samba-doc package for details.

#   security = user
 

# You may wish to use password encryption.  See the section on

# 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling.
 

# If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what

# password database type you are using.  
 
 

# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix

# password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the

# passdb is changed.
 

# For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the following

# parameters must be set (thanks to Ian Kahan <<kahan@informatik.tu-muenchen.de> for

# sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge).
 

# This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes

# when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in

# 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
 

# This option controls how unsuccessful authentication attempts are mapped 

# to anonymous connections
 

########## Domains ###########
 

# Is this machine able to authenticate users. Both PDC and BDC

# must have this setting enabled. If you are the BDC you must

# change the 'domain master' setting to no

#

;   domain logons = yes

#

# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set

# It specifies the location of the user's profile directory

# from the client point of view)

# The following required a [profiles] share to be setup on the

# samba server (see below)

;   logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U

# Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory

# (this is Samba's default)

#   logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
 

# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set

# It specifies the location of a user's home directory (from the client

# point of view)

;   logon drive = H:

#   logon home = \\%N\%U
 

# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set

# It specifies the script to run during logon. The script must be stored

# in the [netlogon] share

# NOTE: Must be store in 'DOS' file format convention

;   logon script = logon.cmd
 

# This allows Unix users to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR

# RPC pipe.  The example command creates a user account with a disabled Unix

# password; please adapt to your needs

; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
 

# This allows machine accounts to be created on the domain controller via the 

# SAMR RPC pipe.  

# The following assumes a "machines" group exists on the system

; add machine script  = /usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -c "%u machine account" -d /var/lib/samba -s /bin/false %u
 

# This allows Unix groups to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR

# RPC pipe.  

; add group script = /usr/sbin/addgroup --force-badname %g
 

########## Printing ##########
 

# If you want to automatically load your printer list rather

# than setting them up individually then you'll need this

#   load printers = yes
 

# lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the

# printcap file

;   printing = bsd

;   printcap name = /etc/printcap
 

# CUPS printing.  See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the

# cupsys-client package.

;   printing = cups

;   printcap name = cups
 

############ Misc ############
 

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration

# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name

# of the machine that is connecting

;   include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
 

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.

# See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/speed.html

# for details

# You may want to add the following on a Linux system:

#         SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

#   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
 

# The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup package

# installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are

# working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.

;   message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &
 

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If this

# machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you

# must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is recommended.

#   domain master = auto
 

# Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges

# for something else.)

;   idmap uid = 10000-20000

;   idmap gid = 10000-20000

;   template shell = /bin/bash
 

# The following was the default behaviour in sarge,

# but samba upstream reverted the default because it might induce

# performance issues in large organizations.

# See Debian bug #368251 for some of the consequences of *not*

# having this setting and smb.conf(5) for details.

;   winbind enum groups = yes

;   winbind enum users = yes
 

# Setup usershare options to enable non-root users to share folders

# with the net usershare command.
 

# Maximum number of usershare. 0 (default) means that usershare is disabled.

;   usershare max shares = 100
 

# Allow users who've been granted usershare privileges to create

# public shares, not just authenticated ones
 

#======================= Share Definitions =======================
 

# Un-comment the following (and tweak the other settings below to suit)

# to enable the default home directory shares.  This will share each

# user's home directory as \\server\username

;[homes]

;   comment = Home Directories

;   browseable = no
 

# By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change the

# next parameter to 'no' if you want to be able to write to them.

;   read only = yes
 

# File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to

# create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.

;   create mask = 0700
 

# Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to

# create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.

;   directory mask = 0700
 

# By default, \\server\username shares can be connected to by anyone

# with access to the samba server.  Un-comment the following parameter

# to make sure that only "username" can connect to \\server\username

# This might need tweaking when using external authentication schemes

;   valid users = %S
 

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons

# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)

;[netlogon]

;   comment = Network Logon Service

;   path = /home/samba/netlogon

;   guest ok = yes

;   read only = yes

;   share modes = no
 

# Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store

# users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)

# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)

# The path below should be writable by all users so that their

# profile directory may be created the first time they log on

;[profiles]

;   comment = Users profiles

;   path = /home/samba/profiles

;   guest ok = no

;   browseable = no

;   create mask = 0600

;   directory mask = 0700
 

[printers]

   comment = All Printers

   browseable = no

   path = /var/spool/samba

   printable = yes

   guest ok = no

   read only = yes

   create mask = 0700
 

# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable

# printer drivers

[print$]

   comment = Printer Drivers

   path = /var/lib/samba/printers

   browseable = yes

   read only = yes

   guest ok = no

# Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.

# You may need to replace 'lpadmin' with the name of the group your

# admin users are members of.

# Please note that you also need to set appropriate Unix permissions

# to the drivers directory for these users to have write rights in it

;   write list = root, @lpadmin
 

# A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others.

;[cdrom]

;   comment = Samba server's CD-ROM

;   read only = yes

;   locking = no

;   path = /cdrom

;   guest ok = yes
 

# The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the

#	cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain

#	an entry like this:

#

#       /dev/scd0   /cdrom  iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user   0 0

#

# The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the

#

# If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD

#	is mounted on /cdrom

#

;   preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom

;   postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom
 
 

[htdocs]

	guest account = tcross

	path=/var/www

	writeable = yes

	public = yes

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Please test if these help:
browseable = Yes

guest ok = Yes

guest only = Yes

read only = No

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Nope, still doesnt work :-(

Out of intrest could it be the directory permissions, do I need to chmod /var/ to 777 as well?
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