Art Clemons on 19 Feb 2010 06:03:52 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Read/wirte samba sharing

Art Alexion wrote:
>     with of course the proper IP address inserted and the path
>     Thanks, Art, but the problem isn't on the Linux client side.  The
>     Linux box is the server in my situation; the client boxes are Mac
>     OS and Win 7.  The Linux box shares the directory rw, but the
>     clients don't think they have write permissions.

I just tried this, using my daughter's Mac mini and another computer 
running Win7 Home Premium.  I could read, delete and write with the Win7 
box once I changed it to using a workgroup as opposed to a home group.  
Bluntly, MS apparently is going to confuse a lot of folks with home 
networking setups with Home groups if this continues, since the 
homegroup setting only works with Win7 computers.  

I also had to slightly cheat and change smb.conf to use "security = 
share" (which is hopelessly outdated and discouraged), which leads me to 
suspect that Windows doesn't properly deal with users and passwords.   
When I switched back to my normal security settings in smb.conf, I could 
still read but not write or delete. 

I couldn't figure out how to quickly get the mac to connect and write, 
and I'm running late now. 
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