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    share a folder on edubuntu for xp users

    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.

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    Hi there,

    Probably needing a samba user.

    Look here .....

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    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

    [data]
    comment = public folder
    path = /somewhere/data
    public = yes
    writeable = yes
    browseable = Yes
    create mask = 0777

    regards
    Simon

    PS Can't remember if you have to sync windows/linux username/passwords - someone else will know and be along in a minute

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    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?

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    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.

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    I think you can define it in the config file.

    Have a nosy here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken View Post
    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?
    There is no artificial connection limit programmed into Samba, that's just a Microsoft limitation.

    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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