[Samba] Can't connect to smb share that's a mounted file system
flakrat at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 13 02:44:20 GMT 2005
Howdy, the path statement in the smb.conf file is using Unix pathing.
path = /backup
I tried adding the "guest only = yes" to the [netfiles] section and it
didn't change anything.
Here's my [netfiles] section again:
comment = Network file storage space
path = /backup
read only = no
guest only = yes
public = yes
Basically, what it's boiling down to is, I can create smb shares on my main
drive, /dev/hda1, and access them fine from my XP system. It's only when I
try to access a share that points to a mount on my alternate hard drive
/dev/hdc1 is when I get the password prompts / error messages.
I'm thinking it's a file system permissions problem, but looking at the
permissions I don't see a difference between ones that work and those that
From: samba-bounces+flakrat=yahoo.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+flakrat=yahoo.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Craig
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 17:57
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Can't connect to smb share that's a mounted file system
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
> > 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
> > 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
> > /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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