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  1. #1

    Samba server - Read/write acces for everyone


    First of all i want to make clear that i'm not a pro in linux. I've more experience in programming.

    Anyways, i'm trying to make a samba windows share. I can see the share, and I can read it.

    However when i delete files, they go away. But they return after a refresh. ;S I've spend 5 hours so far to get it right, but no result.

    My configuration:
    # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read t# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
    # here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
    # many!) most of which are not shown in this example
    # For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba,
    # read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
    # Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the
    # Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from:
    # Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash)
    # is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
    # for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
    # may wish to enable
    # NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
    # to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
    # If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
    # If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
    # If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
    # "samba-share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
    # Make sure not to do that on system directories as they may already have
    # been marked with othe SELinux labels.
    # Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
    # Set labels only on directories you created!
    # To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
    # If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
    # following (read-only/read-write):
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
    # or
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
    # If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
    # put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
    # allowed to run them.
    # Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux context
    # is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
    #======================= Global Settings =====================================
    # ----------------------- Network Related Options -------------------------
    # workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    #shar# netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
    # Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
    # If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
    # you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
    # Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
    # specifiy it as a per share option as well
    	workgroup = dragonmedia.local
    	server string = win
    	netbios name = linux
    ;	interfaces = lo eth0
    ;	hosts allow = 127. 192.168.12. 192.168.13.
    # --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
    # Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
    # Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach
    	# logs split per machine
    ;	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
    	# max 50KB per log file, then rotate
    ;	max log size = 50
    # ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
    # Security can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    	security = share
    ;	passdb backend = smbpasswd
    # ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
    # Security must be set to domain or ads
    # Use the realm option only with security = ads
    # Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    # Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
    # use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
    # The argument list may include:
    #   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
    # or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
    #   password server = *
    ;	realm = MY_REALM
    ;	password server = <NT-Server-Name>
    # ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
    # Security must be set to user for domain controllers
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
    # allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
    # if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
    # Domain Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations.
    # Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the client
    # You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
    # Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
    # Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
    # machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
    ;	domain master = yes
    ;	domain logons = yes
    	# the login script name depends on the machine name
    ;	logon script = %m.bat
    	# the login script name depends on the unix user used
    ;	logon script = %u.bat
    ;	logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
    	# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
    	logon path = 
    ;	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
    ;	add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
    ;	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M -d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
    ;	delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
    ;	delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
    ;	delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"
    # ----------------------- Browser Control Options ----------------------------
    # set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
    # browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
    # OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
    # elections. The default value should be reasonable
    # Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
    # and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
    ;	local master = no
    ;	os level = 33
    ;	preferred master = yes
    #----------------------------- Name Resolution -------------------------------
    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    # - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
    # - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    # - WINS Proxy: Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
    #   behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
    #   at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
    # DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
    # via DNS nslookups.
    	wins support = yes
    ;	wins server = w.x.y.z
    ;	wins proxy = yes
    	dns proxy = no
    # --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
    # Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
    # than setting them up individually
    # Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
    # for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
    # Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
    # You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option
    ;	load printers = yes
    	cups options = raw
    ;	printcap name = /etc/printcap
    	#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
    ;	printcap name = lpstat
    ;	printing = cups
    # --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
    # The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
    # Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
    # user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
    # in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
    # Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
    # makes them the default for all shares
    ;	map archive = no
    ;	map hidden = no
    ;	map read only = no
    ;	map system = no
    	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
            username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
            encrypt passwords = no
    	encrypt passwords = no
    ;	guest ok = no
    	guest account = webdev
    ;	store dos attributes = yes
    #============================ Share Definitions ==============================
    ;	comment = Home of %U
    ;	browseable = No
    ;	valid users = %U
    ;	force users = %U
    ;	create mask = 0640
    ;	directory mask = 0750
    ;	comment = All Printers
    ;	path = /var/spool/samba
    	writeable = yes
    	printable = no
    	path = /opt/lampp/htdocs
    	comment = Sideways Monkeys Paradise
    	public = yes
    	create mode = 0600
    	guest only = yes
    	directory mode = 0700
    	guest account = root
    # Global Parameters
    	guest account = root
    	writeable = yes
    	delete readonly = yes
    	public = yes
    	path = /opt/lampp/htdocs
    	unix extensions = no

    drwxrwxrwx. 6 503 users 4096 Aug 17 20:32 htdocs

    Please tell me if more information is needed!

    Thanks in advance,

    EDIT: Server is in a domain called dragonmedia.local
    Last edited by jarrin; 08-17-2011 at 04:58 PM.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Nottingham, England
    You should really point each of these shares at a different directory. I'm assuming here that it's share2 that's not working properly. Setting this to 'writeable' is the first part of this, but you probably need to use a 'create mode=777' (which is read/write/execute for everyone).
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  3. #3
    First, thank you for your reply!

    I've added you line. En deleted [share]. But still the same result.
    My windows pc says (translated from dutch): You need to get permission from Unix user\root to edit this file.

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  5. #4
    try chmod 777 -R thepath like /usr/local.............
    this must work

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