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Sharing Folders Over Network [SOLVED]

Post by Scorpio_Snake » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:25 am

I am having a problem when I try to share my folders over my network. I shared a folder through nautilus. When I try to access this folder from another computer it is asking for a password. However I never set a password for the folder, nor do I see anywhere to set it or change it.
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Re: Sharing Folders Over Network

Post by altair4 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:36 am

Please post the output of the following commands:

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testparm -s

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net usershare info --long
EDIT: From your description it sounds like you set a guest share in Nautilus so it shouldn't be asking for a password at all. It sounds like a Linux permissions issue not a Samba issue. The output of the two commands above will tell us how you are set up.
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Re: Sharing Folders Over Network

Post by Scorpio_Snake » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:15 pm

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Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
[global]
	server string = %h server
	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
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

[homes]
	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S
	create mask = 0700
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = No

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

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

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[sudo] password for family: 
[public]
path=/home/family/Public
comment=
usershare_acl=Everyone:R,Unix User\root:F,
guest_ok=n

[music]
path=/home/family/Music
comment=
usershare_acl=Everyone:R,Unix User\root:F,
guest_ok=n

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Re: Sharing Folders Over Network

Post by Scorpio_Snake » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:38 pm

Actually it won't let me set a guest share. The option is greyed out for me.

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Re: Sharing Folders Over Network

Post by altair4 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:24 pm

Actually you have a lot of things that are discombobulated there. You must not have read my HowTo: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 69#p135786 :wink:

[1] You need to do the following to the base Debian install in order for Nautilus-shares ( or even Classic Shares ) to work properly:
Linux Mint Debian Edition Preliminary Steps

Step 1: "Guest Access" is disabled.

Open smb.conf as root:

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gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
Add the following lines to the [global] section:

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usershare allow guests = yes
map to guest = Bad user
And restart samba:

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sudo service samba restart
Step 2: You do not have permissions to create a usershare because you are not included in the correct group.

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sudo gpasswd -a your_user_name sambashare
Then logoff and login again.
[2] As for the other problem - you did not create this share from Nautilus:

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[public]
path=/home/family/Public
comment=
usershare_acl=Everyone:R,Unix User\root:F,
guest_ok=n
You may have done it with a:
sudo net usershare add public /home/family/Public "public" Everyone:R,root:F guest_ok=n
That will work but you're in a catch-22. With no guest access all remote users will be forced to provide a username and password. With guest access enabled no one will be prompted and root will not be recognized and so no one will have write access. One way out of this with usershares is to create two shares on the same target with different names and permissions:

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sudo net usershare add public /home/family/Public "public" Everyone:R guest_ok=y

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sudo net usershare add publicroot /home/family/Public "publicroot" root:F guest_ok=n
BTW do you really want root's password to access that share to enable write.

Get the guest access grayed out problem cleared up first and go from there.
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Re: Sharing Folders Over Network

Post by Scorpio_Snake » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:54 pm

I am sorry. I didn't see your other post. Thank you! This worked. And no I don't want to give write access, just able to access and copy files in certain folders.

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