[Samba] Shared dirs are empty. Help needed please!
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Fri Jun 15 01:44:31 GMT 2007
Hey fellas. I just installed samba and am having a problem. What I'm
trying to achieve is hosting a file server for my lan. I don't want any
login/password's to be used or any of that. The server box is running
Debian linux and the clients are a mix of debian and winxp.
On the server box I'm mounting the harddrives I want to share like this in
/dev/sda1 /storage/sata0 xfs defaults 0 2
/dev/sdb1 /storage/sata1 xfs defaults 0 2
/dev/sdc1 /storage/sata2 xfs defaults 0 2
/dev/sdd1 /storage/sata3 xfs defaults 0 2
/storage and all subdirs are owned by my file server user login name and are
chmod'ed with 744.
Next, I'm sharing them in /etc/samba/smb.conf as follows:
workgroup = MSHOME
server string = Samba %v on (%L)
invalid users = root bin daemon adm sync shutdown halt mail news
uucp operator gopher
max log size = 1000
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
browseable = yes
read only = yes
force directory mode = 744
public = yes
available = yes
browse list = yes
null passwords = yes
security = share
# so xp and linux dont argue over who's the master browser for the
local master = no
# Networking configuration options
hosts allow = 192.168.1. localhost
comment = testing
path = /storage/sata2
Now I try to connect using one of my client boxes by adding an entry into
the clients /etc/fstab as:
//Fileserver/test /mnt/site smbfs
/mnt/site is owned by the user login I use on that box and chmod'ed to 744.
After I mount /mnt/site on the client box, I see the sub-dirs I'm hoping to
see which are physically stored on the server box (/sorage/sata2/*). The
problem is that all these sub-dirs appear to be empty when they actually
contain dirs/files. For some reason I'm not able to see the contents of the
So my question is, what am I doing wrong that's causing me to see only the
sub-dirs but not their contents? I've done a ton of reading today and still
haven't found the answer.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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