[Samba] Can't connect to smb share that's a mounted file system

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Nov 14 03:06:47 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 18:09 -0600, Mike Hanby wrote:
> Ok, I found a solution.  If I disable selinux, then everything works fine,
> when it's enabled samba doesn't work.
> Does anyone know how to configure selinux to allow samba to function?
> Here's a recap of the problems I see when selinux is set to
> SELINUX=enforcing
> Setting smb.conf security = share
> 1) If I shared a directory on the main /dev/hda1 file system (ext3), I could
> browse that share from Windows XP, but only could see the directories, no
> files
> 2) If I shared a directory on another hard drive, /dev/hdc1 (ext3), I could
> see the share from Windows XP, but double clicking on the share would result
> in either a password prompt or a permissions error.
> Again, does anyone know how to configure selinux to work with samba
> (security = share)?
> This is a Redhat Fedora Core 4 box running Samba version 3.0.14a-2
I don't know - perhaps someone else does.

I know that there is a fedora-selinux mail list because I just joined it
- I too am having issues with selinux that I don't understand (not
related to samba) and haven't been able to get much help on general


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