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Accessing a hard drive on local network [SOLVED]

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:34 pm
by celloyd
I'm attempting to make a device (hard drive) available to other computers on my local network and failing. Is this possible to do?
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Re: Accessing a hard drive on local network

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 pm
by lsemmens
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It is most likely a username/ownership issue where the permissions of the source do not match the target. I had similar but cannot be more specific as I fixed it looooong time ago.

Re: Accessing a hard drive on local network

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:14 am
by altair4
Is "garage" by any chance the name of a local user on your Mint box?

If it is the warning is just that - a warning that the way you set this up "others" ( meaning not "garage" ) will not be able to access the share.

You can fix this if you want by making the guest network user appear to be you to samba by editing /etc/samba/smb.conf and right under the workgroup = WORKGROUP line add this one:

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force user = garage
THen restart smbd:

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sudo service smbd restart

Re: Accessing a hard drive on local network

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:45 pm
by celloyd
Thank you, this appears to have worked!