[Samba] yup, i'm still stuck

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Mon Jan 27 17:56:01 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-01-27 at 12:33, Jason Kirschenmann wrote:
> hi,
> the last piece of advice i got just reminded me of how new i am at this.  
> You said to check the logs and make sure the user has permissions for those 
> folders.  The log says alot of stuff, and i have no idea what any of it 
> means, if you want to see one, just ask and i can send you alot.
the best technique when debugging is to use 
       log file = /var/log/samba/log.smbd.%m
or something similar so that logs are broken out by which machine
you should probably start at log level 1 or 2 to see obvious errors.
they really do make sense when you see the lower log levels.

>  The other 
> thing.  how do i check if the user has permissions for the shared folders.  
> their set to 777, that's all i know how to do.  
777 means that everybody can do everything - are you sure that is what
you want?

> i have my security set to 
> domain, so as everyone on our domain should be able to access shares, but 
> that might just be a windows thing.  
are you sure you understand security=domain? You only use that when you
want to authenticate against a real windows server.  I think you still
have to have all the users on the samba machine unless you're using
winbind.  Maybe to just get things going a little you should try using
security=user instead.
Have you read the howto collection?

> once again, any help is good help.
well even well intentioned bad help is not good help - but i hope i'm
giving you 'helpful' help.


Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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