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    Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    I tried (using Hardy Heron 8.04) simply right-clicking on the folder I want to Share, and there is a new automatic tool.

    Right-click... Then, "Sharing Options".

    Unfortunately, I get an error on the "File Manager - Folder Sharing" window...

    'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied
    You do not have permission to create a usershare. Ask your administrator to grant you permissions to create a share.

    Is this a bug?

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    Re: Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    Sounds like a permissions error. What directory are you trying to share and do you own it?
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    Re: Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    I was just testing/experimenting with it... So it was my own HOME folder I was attempting to Share.

    HOWEVER, I tried again just now and I get the same exact error when I try to share my own DOCUMENTS folder inside my home folder.

    Also, I get that same error whether I "Allow other people to write in this folder", or Not...

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    Re: Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    There is a bug report here :

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...re/+bug/215810

    See the very last post first, basically open nautilus, right click on a folder, install samba server. They then say you will need to log out and back in or reboot and your share should work.

    If that fails, read the other comments first, try some of the other solutions listed, and if that fails, add to the bug report.

    I can not give better advice at the moment as samba worked for me out of the box
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    Re: Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    Just a follow up : I just tried this, got the same error, and logging out and back in indeed is the solution.
    Last edited by bodhi.zazen; April 29th, 2008 at 07:09 AM.
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    Re: Simple File Sharing over a Home Network

    whom do you want to share with? Other Linux computers or accross different OSes?

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