What am I missing here?

WebGuardian webguardian at safepointetech.com
Sun Nov 25 15:07:03 GMT 2001

Hello Alex,
If you are able to see the shares and the files they contain, then Samba
is functioning properly. I think the issue you are experiencing is a
permission related one. You need to make sure that your users have
read/write access to the directories on your Linux/Unix Box.
One other point, as you may know, Linux/Unix handle file permissions
vary differently than Windows. If you create a file and place it on your
share, as it stands now, you will be the only one that has access to it.
If you want to allow others to access files and directories that you
create, then you should set up file and directory masks to assign global
If you are new to Linux / Samba, I found a book that has been invaluable
to me, "Samba Essentials For Windows Administrators" written by Gary
Wilson. I got it at bookpool.com and it has been a real life saver for
me. By the way, it's new, so it covers domain controllers under W2K
I hope this helps.
Bruce P. Morin

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Alexander Shaw
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 3:23 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: What am I missing here?

Hi all,
I'm wading my way through setting up Samba at the moment and seem to
have come to a dead stop. I've managed to set up a number of shares, and
although I'm able to view them I'm unable to write files to them. The
smb.cong file is below.
Any ideas?
workgroup = INTRANET
server string = Samba Server 01
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 100
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
printing = lprng

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

comment = Data drive on Server 01
path = /mnt/data
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

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