Samba Shares - browse and play mp3, but can't write
Am I the only one who finds Samba hard? Anyway...
Forgive my other posts, but I am going to make this the final one to see if I can get this working.
Fedora Core 4
Samba Version 3.0.14a-2
Samba is running. The firewall is completely off. I have created user "sjoiner" and added him to group "tech". I have added sjoiner to smbpasswd with the same password as the unix user.
I created a directory called /test_part. I chmodded it using "chmod -R 0777 /test_part". This directory is on the first had drive mounted as "/", which is mounted in 'fstab" like such:
LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
I then copied about 5 directories with mp3's in them to the "test_part" directory.
Here is my smb.conf file:
# Global Parameters
workgroup = jhome1
netbios name = closet1
encrypt passwords = Yes
security = user
read only = no
browseable = no
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
browseable = yes
valid users = @tech, sjoiner
writeable = yes
public = yes
path = /test_part
force create mode = 0770
force directory mode = 0770
I am trying to access these shares from a Windows XP machine, logged on as sjoiner with the correct password.
I am able to type \\closet1 and see the server. When I double-click on it, it opens and shows me two shares: "sjoiner" and "test_part".
When I try to open the "sjoiner" share, which i assume is my home share, it quickly gives me a permission error saying that the path was not accessible and that it does not exist.
Moving on. When I double-click on the "test_part" share it let's me browse it and play the mp3's. However, under no circumstances can I write new files to the directory. It tells me I do not have permission. I'm stuck once again.
I will say that dealing with SAMBA is very difficult. I've followed at lest 3 different "HOWTOS" painstakingly, and none of them have worked for me.
I appreciate any help figuring this out.
Samba shares - browse and play mp3, but can't write
Are your samba users also linux users?
check the they are listed end of '/etc/passwd' file.
The samba users need local system authority to logon to linux -just a guess.
as admin (su then login as root)
(any errors) this tests you smb.conf file for syntax and structure errors?
Im not sure about 'writeable = yes' I thaught it was 'readonly = no' but I may be wrong on this!
Do you use SWAT to manage and create your shares?
In the browser type..
and restart all services using the STATUS page.
Try these out..:cool: