First of all I would like to thank CSCGAL for a very informative tutorial on setting up samba. As you may well have guessed I am a linux newbie. I went through the tutorial and executed all of the steps as described... but when I restarted samba and tested the access rights I found that Windows XP sees the directory but I'm never asked for a user ID or password. When I test it locally on the linux box using "smbclient //localhost/share" it will ask me for my password as expected and it lets me log in. I can browse through the directories but I can't create directories or files on either linux or WinXP. I get the following error message:
[scott@redhat1 ~]$ smbclient //localhost/share
Domain=[REDHAT1] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.22-1.fc5]
smb: \> mkdir fiddle
NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED making remote directory \fiddle
I am running Samba 3.0.22-1 on a Fedora Core 5 installation on my home network. I have also attached my /etc/samba/smb.conf file. I also made sure to chmod 777 the /share directory to give it full permissions.
workgroup = mcintyres
server string = RedHat1 Samba Server
hosts allow = 192.168. 127.
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
comment = share on RedHat1
path = /share
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
printable = no
public = yes
read only = no
Any help from this forum would be greatly appreciated.