Right now windowsXP can read files over the network from /shared on samba. But it isn't able to write anything.
1) I've been reading the documentation on samba's website, but I'm stuck. I cannot write to the shared directory from windowsXP. What's wrong?
I want a directory that is writable for guests(so it doesn't require a user account on the samba computer), but they can only read or write to that directory.
I created a directory /shared. At first I chmodded it to 755. Then when I wanted to allow the windowsXP client to be able to write, I chmodded it to 777, and set writable = true, which didn't work. So I tried read only = no, which also didn't work.
2) Should the user and group of /shared be set to root?
3) Does it matter if the shared directory is in root, (/shared), or should it be in something like /home/samba/shared or /home/shared/ or /usr/samba/share ?
current permissions of /sharedcurrent smb.confCode:
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2006-04-18 01:37 shared
# 'testparm' didn't find anything wrong
workgroup = HOME
security = SHARE
path = /shared
#read only = Yes
writable = True
#I also tried read only = No
guest ok = Yes