Probably needing a samba user.
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Hi all can someone help me? i want to share a folder called data on a edubuntu workstation so that all my xp users can see it and write to it.
i can connect to my xp shares from edubuntu but not the other way around, i have shared the folder and try to connect to it either via network neighbourhood or mapping a drive and get asked for a username and password, i have tried every combination from the edubuntu install that i can think of but i'm obviosly missing something.
cheers as always in advance.
Try using the command chmod 777 to set the data folder to the most open read/write permissions.
Also, you might have to look into your smb.conf file and set the share to something like this
comment = public folder
path = /somewhere/data
public = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = Yes
create mask = 0777
PS Can't remember if you have to sync windows/linux username/passwords - someone else will know and be along in a minute
you little dancer cheers kmount that works a dream. I don't suppose you know whether there is a limitation of how many xp users can connect to a samba share, does it sufffer from an xp pro style connection limitation problem?
where do i find the chmod utilitie? i know i can right click the share and have lots of different options but chmod seems like the easyist way to do permissions.
To run the chmod command, you need to open the terminal program. You will probably need to run it with admin privileges, so use sudo:
Code:admin@edubuntu:~$ sudo chmod [-R] 777 /path/
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