Re: Trouble with Samba
I used to try using the default GUI tool to configure SAMBA in 10.10 but gave up because it always screwed things up for me. I ended up just using a shell and editing the configuration file manually, was far more successful.
The first problem your going to have is with windows. Windows plays funny buggers if your not all using the same workgroup, so I suggest make sure all windows boxes are using the same workgroup. This workgroup needs to be defined under linux for SAMBA as well.
The next biggest problem I found was that it's not just setting SAMBA to share the directory but also setting the file permissions under linux so that guest accounts can access the share. Without that you will get nowhere.
Maybe the first step is to try and see the computer and shared files and then see if you can read. That's far easier. Once you get there it's just a matter of setting up permissions for the file system and samba and you should be right.
I haven't got acess to my linux box at the moment so I cannot give you an example of how my system works, but one thing is to make sure you allow guests access to your shares (well if that is what you wish, otherwise you have to create accounts on linux for the systems that will be connecting to it, I haven't experimented with that sorry).
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