[Samba] Cannot access public share w/3.0.23c on gentoo

Guillermo Gutierrez ggutierrez at marketscan.com
Mon Sep 18 17:49:06 GMT 2006

I have upgraded my gentoo samba server to version 3.0.23c using the
ebuild script on bugs.gentoo.org that was suggested top me on this list.
I am having some trouble accessing my "public" folder and I have a
"valid users = +users" for that share. I have tried using "valid users=
+Solidus\users" as well and that does not work. The first way seems to
work just fine on my Freebsd system.

Is it just a misconfiguration of mine?

Here is my smb.conf:

# Global Settings
        # Netbios Identification
        netbios name = Solidus
        workgroup = marketscan
        server string = %h, Gentoo Samba Server %v

        # Logging Options
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        log level = 5

        # smb password backend
        passdb backend = tdbsam

        # Network Settings
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        interfaces = eth0 lo
        bind interfaces only = yes
        socket address =

        # Master Browser options
        local master = no
        os level = 2

        # WINS and DNS Options
        wins server =
        dns proxy = yes

# Public share
        comment = Public Volume on %h
        path = /home/samba/public
        valid users = +users
        writeable = yes
        public = yes
        force create mode = 0766
        force directory mode = 0766
        guest ok = no

# Home directory for valid users.
        comment = Home Folder for %u
        valid users = %S
        browseable = no
        writeable = yes
        force create mode = 0700
        force directory mode = 0700

I greatly appreciate any help with this.

Guillermo Gutierrez
Network Administrator
Market Scan Information Systems, Inc
(818) 575-2000 x2017
ggutierrez at marketscan.com

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