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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 8:15 pm    Post subject: Simple Samba server example? Reply with quote

I'm trying to get to Samba to share a drive with the other computers on my LAN. The drive is a Fat32, which I have mounted under the mount point "/mnt/data".

I have tried both "security=user" and "security=share", but I keep getting either an error - or I see ane mpty directory. I did chmod 777 on /mnt/data, I think I read I needed to do that some where.

My smb.conf has:
[data]
path = /mnt/data
guest = ok
writeable = yes
public = yes

All I want to do is share this mounted drive with my othe PC's, I don't care about security since this is my home LAN. Any suggestions?

thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could just emerge webmin and make it really easy... what's the error? If you haven't yet, man smbpasswd. I don't remember how to make it completely authentication-less, but I imagine it's possible. Google tells me this:

Passwordless Access to All Services for Specific Users / Machines

The option hosts equiv = allows you to specify a file (usually called '/etc/hosts.equiv') which contains the profile and NetBIOS names of users allowed to use all services without having to provide a password. Quote 'man smb.conf':

I recommend that the hosts equiv option be only used if you really know what you are doing, or perhaps on a home network where you trust your spouse and kids. And only if you really trust them :-).
See man hosts.equiv for the structure of the 'hosts.equiv' file.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I ran "emerge webmin" - and it did a lot of stuff. Now what do I do? I have 6 config files that I need to update, I think I use to have only 5. I'm a little bit new to linux, and Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can now share my /mnt/data directory, but I cannot see the files in it. Is this because it is a "vfat" partition?

I *can* see the files on my shared ext3 partitions. I did a "chmod 777" every where, and I can only see the files on the ext3 partitions.

As a matter of fact, maybe the error is because I am doing "chmod 777" on the mount point (which is really just a directory), and not on the device itself. Do I need to do a chmod on /dev/hdb1? (the fat32/vfat 2nd hard drive which is mounted under /mnt/hdb1).

I'm close, but I cant see the files!
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