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    Create a writable (preferably nautilus setup) network share on external NTFS drive?

    So I have the strange task of trying to make something like I said above work in Lubuntu 10.04. But every time I do, the share is not accessible because none of the important permissions (other) can be set because its, well, NTFS in linux. And I know of no way to fix it.

    Is there an easy way, preferably with Nautilus since the person I am setting this up for isn't a computer expert, to setup this share so thats its accessible and writable by other computers on the network?

    Cross posted (and unanswered) here: http://superuser.com/questions/16631...rnal-ntfs-driv

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    Re: Create a writable (preferably nautilus setup) network share on external NTFS driv

    The external drive will mount with the local login user as owner and read / write permissions set to him only. One way around this problem is to make all remote users look like that local login user for that share:

    Edit smb.conf as root:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
    Add the following line to the share definition section or the [global] section is you're using Nautilus-share:
    Code:
    force user = morbius
    Change morbius to your local login user name.

    Save the file, exit gedit, and back in the terminal restart samba:
    Code:
    sudo service smbd restart
    The "force user" will act as a mask and convert the remote user to you for those shares.

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    Re: Create a writable (preferably nautilus setup) network share on external NTFS driv

    I thought Nautilus shares are a different program vs Samba shares?

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    Re: Create a writable (preferably nautilus setup) network share on external NTFS driv

    Nautilus-shares are samba shares. Samba itself calls them usershares. The nautilus-share package is an implementation of usershares on Nautilus. Been part of Samba for years.

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