[Samba] can read but not write to samba server

patrick philbin pphilbin at attbi.com
Fri May 31 10:45:03 GMT 2002

Hello all,

I'm relatively new to linux, and an absolute neophyte to Samba.  I have
installed the Samba server (samba-2.2.4-2)  on my linux box and have it
networked to a pc running Windows98.  (this is where my development
environement resides)  I can transfers any files from my Linux box
(share=ptpl) to my Windows pc, however when I try to to transfer files
the other way (a write to the Linux Box), an error dialog box pops up on
my windows98 machine:

Error Copying File:

Can not copy file filename: Access is denied

Make sure the disc is not full or write protected
and that the file is not currently in use

The disc is not full and I believe Samba does not have it write
protected (writable = Yes).  I am including smb.conf.  Could someone
please guide me on where to look next.

Thank you in advance,
Patrick Philbin
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# Samba config file created using SWAT

# from (

# Date: 2002/05/21 16:11:17

# Global parameters


      writable = yes

      dns proxy = No

      security = share

      workgroup = TWG

      server string = Samba Server

      socket options = TCP_NODELABUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

      guest ok = Yes

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

      load printers = yes

      default = global

      max log size = 50

      locking = no


      comment = Home Directories

      writable = yes


      comment = All Printers

      path = amba

      read only = Yes

      guest ok = No

      printable = Yes

      browseable = Yes


      path = /

      writable = yes

      browseable = yes

      security = share

      public = Yes

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