[Samba] Unable to connect to Samba share from Windows XP

Jaime Aguado tech.mustolense at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 02:07:52 MDT 2011


Sorry for the delay, I've been off for the weekend...

That's right, I wasn't able to access a share which was defined particularly
for the USB devices plugged in the USB port provided within the box. Right
now, I've managed to connect to the share with no problem, although I can't
write in the share; after all, I've moved forward a little bit. My question
now is: is there a difference between the "read only" and "writable" tags in
the smb.conf? I mean, from my logic, "read only = no" should have the same
effects as "writable = yes". Maybe I'm wrong...

I'm not sure whether I'm allowed to post the config file; I'll check it out

Many thanks for your help!


2011/4/1 Rick Gates <rick123.gates at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> May be you can try taking the network traces when this behavior is seen.
> Looking at the network traces might reveal some thing.
> Just to clear, you are not able to access one particular share which are
> for the USB devices, correct?
> Sharing the configuration details of your samba server can be helpful.
> Regards,
> Rick
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Jaime Aguado <tech.mustolense at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm integrating a Samba server in an Embedded Linux box, in order to share
>> the contents of the storage devices plugged in the USB port. For this, I
>> have created a share in the folder where the USB devices are always
>> mounted,
>> giving free and exclusive access to the guest user.
>> The strange thing is that, when using a Linux machine (to be precise, with
>> Ubuntu), I can connect with no problem using any user or password by a
>> simple mount command. But when using Windows XP, even though I can see the
>> server with the NetBIOS name I have configured, there is no way I can
>> connect to the share. In fact, many times the connection attempt kills the
>> smbd daemon, although not the nmbd.
>> Anybody knows what can be happening? I've been trying to solve this for a
>> few days now without any success at all...
>> Many thanks in advance :)
>> Jaime
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