Permissions or what!?! <: \

Joel Hammer Joel at
Fri Nov 9 19:41:04 GMT 2001

You don't really have to use !!!!! to get help. There is nothing to panic
Likely, you are a new user of linux. Likely, you don't know anything about
permissions and the like, so, I would try the following:
Make up a simple smb.conf, which doesn't involve passwords:
Here is what I do for mine:
        netbios name = JHAMMER6
        server string = Samba %v Your Server
        security = SHARE
        guest account = ftp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

        comment = Root directory
        path = /
        create mask = 0766    

I think this will let anyone log on to your samba server as a user called
ftp has few privileges on your machine. You could make the guest account
some regular user name, just to try things out.
Anyway, you could make the path = some directory like /SambaShares and 
chmod 777 /SambaShares (make sure /SambaShares exists).
That should allow everyone to read, write, execute, etc. off the drive.
Naturally, you will want to arrange things to be more secure in the future.

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