[Samba] "missing" directories

bill no blaxlandbill at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 25 04:22:37 GMT 2005

Running Samba 3.0.14a under kernal 2.6.11-1.1369 (Fedora core 4)

I'm trying to set up a file server for use with XP network.  I have an 
interesting problem that came to light when I had difficulty connecting from 

I can set up a shared directory exactly as detailed in the troubleshooting 
guide (setting up /tmp as tmp) and can connect from my account on the 

If I try to set up a share under /home I get 
"NT_STATUS_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED".  Same if I try and set up a share to a 
directory called /storage which is a mount point for a spare drive.  It 
isn't a typo in smb.conf, because copying the working /tmp text and simply 
changing the target directory doesn't work either.

Interestingly (and here's where things get wierd), if I set "/" to be a 
samba share and connect from my account, listing the files in the drive 
omits /home and /storage.  If I create a new directory as root in "/" I can 
successfully set it up in samba.

There seems to be no issue with permissions (I tried setting /storage to 
777).  All directories are owned by root from group root.

I assume something trivial is the cause but am at a loss.



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