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Thread: Cannot unshare Personal Public Folder Ubuntu 10.04

  1. #1
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    Cannot unshare Personal Public Folder Ubuntu 10.04

    Hi everyone, Running ubuntu 10.04 I set up personal file sharing by going to System->Preferences->Personal File Sharing and clicking enable. I then installed Samba, and installed apache and dnssd. I then right clicked on my folder i wanted to share selected Sharing Options and clicked share folder. It worked beautifully and after a reboot could access the folder from my other machine. Trouble started when i wanted to share another folder instead. I right clicked on the folder, went to went to sharing options, unclicked share folder and then clicked modify share...The Folder is still accessable from the other machine. I rebooted, then checked to make sure that the folder is still unshared, yet its still accessible on the other machine. I have been hunting the forums and internet for a solution to this but come up empty handed. When i type the command "net usershare info" nothing is listed. When i type "sudo net usershare info" nothing is listed. /var/lib/samba/usershares is empty. The output of "testparms-s" is ...

    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
    Processing section "[printers]"
    Processing section "[print$]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
    [global]
    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
    map to guest = Bad User
    obey pam restrictions = Yes
    pam password change = Yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    unix password sync = Yes
    syslog = 0
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 1000
    dns proxy = No
    usershare allow guests = Yes
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    create mask = 0700
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No
    browsable = No

    [print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers

    I am at a loss I dont know what else to do or what it could be.

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    Re: Cannot unshare Personal Public Folder Ubuntu 10.04

    The "right click > sharing options" is called Nautilus-share and is part of Samba. "Personal File Sharing" uses a baby apache server and avahi to share only one folder: /home/your_user_name/Public. It does that automatically. It has nothing to do with Samba.

    To "unshare" the "Public" folder you need to go back into System->Preferences->Personal File Sharing and disable it.

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    Re: Cannot unshare Personal Public Folder Ubuntu 10.04

    Thanks Mobius1. I was confused. I thought they were related

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