[Samba] Can't connect to smb share that's a mounted file system
craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Nov 12 23:56:43 GMT 2005
On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 16:42 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 17:33 -0600, Mike Hanby wrote:
> > Howdy y'all, I have a new partition, /dev/hdc1 that's ext3 formatted.
> > # mkfs.ext3 -L /backup /dev/hdc1
> > Then added it to /etc/fstab
> > LABEL=/backup /backup ext3 defaults 1 2
> > As you can see I'm mounting the file system into directory /backup
> > My smb.conf file has the following settings:
> > security = share
> > [netfiles]
> > comment = Network file storage space
> > path = /backup
> > read only = no
> > public = yes
> > Now, before mounting /dev/hdc1, I can connect to the share from my XP system
> > using: \\smbmachine\netfiles
> > Then, I mount the file system to /backup: mount /dev/hdc1 and try to
> > connect: \\smbmachine\netfiles
> > This time XP either prompts me for a GUEST password, or I get an error
> > "\\smbmachine\netfiles is not accessible."
> > Here's the permissions:
> > /backup directory before mounting /dev/hdc1 into it:
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 12 17:27 /backup
> > Now, I mount /dev/hdc1 to /backup and here's the permissions
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 12 17:31 /backup
> > Any idea why I can browse into the netfiles share from my XP machine when
> > /backup is just a directory, but not after mounting /dev/hdc1 to it?
> > Thanks for any help, Mike
> check the [netfiles] 'path' property
> \path is Windows pathing
> /path is UNIX/Linux pathing
> samba is reading a UNIX/Linux path and so it is wrong...
> try 'testparm -s -v |less' to check for errors.
also, I should have mentioned, you probably also would want something
like in [general]
guest account = SOME_ACCOUNT
'guest only' in [netfiles]
see security = SHARE in 'man smb.conf'
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