[Samba] writing to samba shared directory & printer sharing

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Jan 16 02:09:01 GMT 2003

Why not get rid of the write list? 
Do you really know which user account your users are signing on with? 
This is what I do for a public share:

# Global parameters
	security = SHARE
	guest account = ftp
	strict sync = Yes

	comment = All Files
	path = /
	read only = no
	guest ok =  yes

Now, the user will only have the privileges of user ftp, which may be quite

For your second question, is the printer attached to the XP machine or the
linux machine?


On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 04:41:02AM +0100, Martin Hudec wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have RedHat 7.3 as server with samba, and I am trying to write (save) an 
> openoffice document there to public directory from Mandrake 9 client. It 
> shows me that i cannot write there. Public directory is set as follows 
> (usernames and passwords are same on server and on client)
> [public]
>         comment = Public Stuff
>         path = /data
>         public = yes
>         writable = yes
>         printable = no
>         write list = aben corwin abes beci
>         create mode = 0777
>         directory mode = 0777
> Can anyone help me? I also do not know how to share HP LJ 6L from WinXP client 
> on RedHat server to other clients (mixed Win9X, Mandrake clients). Can anyone 
> point me to solution please?

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