[Samba] Problem with samba and XP

Dennis McLeod dmcleod at foranyauto.com
Fri Apr 6 17:24:31 GMT 2007

The actual permissions on the folders. Not the share permissions (controlled
by Samba), but the folder permissions. 

Like this (From Samba By Example):

Under the directory called /data, create two directories named ftmfiles and
officefiles, and set ownership and permissions: 

root#  mkdir -p /data/{ftmfiles,officefiles/{letters,invitations,misc}}
root#  chown -R abmas:office /data
root#  chmod -R ug+rwxs,o-w,o+rx /data

Of course change your folder and user names as required.


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Subject: [Samba] Problem with samba and XP

I had Samba setup up on a debian box with three XP\2000 clients accessing
the four samba shares but only allowing three users access to a couple of
the folders. These 3 users had dummy accounts set up on the debian box (they
never logged onto the debian box). The samba shares live on an external USB
hard disk connected to the debian box (formatted as fat32).

For non (samba) related reason I have changed my OS to Mepis and now I can't
seem to recreate the setup I previously had ( I did save my old smb.conf
(along with 90% of my home folder) but that is now sat in a corrupt archive
file which I can't access!!

At the moment my XP\2000 boxes can read and copy files from the samba shares
but can't write to the Samba share which I want.

Below is my smb.conf, it may look a little messy as I have been trying
things to get it working

Any suggestion please?


;*******************section global***************** [global]

# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace panic
action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d printing = cups workgroup = home
server string = %h server (Samba %v) hosts allow = 192.168.1.
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY log level = 1 dead time = 15
wins support = yes hide unreadable = yes passdb backend = tdbsam guest dns
proxy = no max log size = 1000 restrict anonymous = no domain master = no
preferred master = no max protocol = NT ldap ssl = No server signing = Auto
oplocks = no
level2 oplocks = no
case sensitive = no
msdfs proxy = no
read only = no
security = share
;*******************section mit***************** [Shared] comment =
/home/mit/Shared path = /home/mit/Shared guest ok = yes
;*******************section homes***************** [homes] comment = Home
Directories browseable = no create mask = 0755 ;*******************section
printers***************** [printers] comment = All Printers path = /tmp
browseable = no printable = yes guest ok = yes create mask = 0700

guest ok = yes
path = /mnt/sda1/mp3/

guest ok = yes
path = /mnt/sda1/pictures
valid users = karen

path = /mnt/sda1/Zunk/
create mask = 0755
guest ok = yes
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