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  1. #1

    Samba smb.conf Help Needed - ALMOST THERE!!!

    I am trying to setup a Samba server on my Debian Sarge...

    I deleted the default smb.conf file and am trying to get the settings right so that I can write files from my WinXp Home laptop, to the box running the samba server.

    This is my smb.conf file:

    restrict anonymous = no
    domain master = no
    preferred master = no
    netbios name = POTUS
    workgroup = CLINTON
    max protocol = NT
    ldap ssl = No
    server signing = Auto
    security = share

    case sensitive = no
    guest ok = yes
    msdfs proxy = no
    path = /home/jordo23
    writable = yes

    Now....I can view the files under jordo23 from my xp box. I can also copy these files to my xp box from the server. I cannot, however, write to the server from the xp box.

    I have tried every possible setting, and sometimes I lose the connection to the server when a setting is changed. Right now I have it connected for viewing, but not writing. What do I have to do to be able to write to the samba debian box from the xp home box?

    Someone PLEASE HELP!

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
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    Dec 2004
    Barrie, Ontario
    Make sure the user account you are connecting to samba as has write permissions to the directory/files in question.
    Blog - KB5UMQ - Linux User #272983
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