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Samba Problem

I have installed Samba 1.9.15p8 and I couldn't write to the Win98 PC. I am running Slackware 2.0.36. From the Linux box, I could read/write to Win98 box. From the Win98 box, I could read from my Linux box but not write. Any ideas?

(my /etc/smb.conf)
[public]
   path = /
   public = yes
   only guest = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no

—Hoo Kok Mun, hkmun@pacific.net.sg

Maybe you have some problems with Linux access rights on /. If you want to set up a public read/write directory, you should use a public directory such as /tmp. Here is my smb.conf config for /tmp:

[Tmp]
   comment = Temporary partition (rw)
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   guest ok = yes
   case sensitive = no
   mangle case = yes
   preserve case = yes

If you want to test SAMBA more heavily from Win98, you may need to configure user access and passwords. Just add the following section in smb.conf:

[homes]
   guest ok = no
   read only = no

Don't forget Win98 uses encrypted passwords, so you should add the following lines in the [global] section of your smb.conf:

[global]
   security = share
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd

and add users and passwords with the smbpasswd command. —Pierre Ficheux, pficheux@com1.fr

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