Curse Samba -> Routing With Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by indyjones, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi there
    I have been using a clarkconnect server for the last 7 months and been very happy with it all except for one thing, filesharing. I just cant get that blasted samba to work the best I can do is share the home directories for all the 4 users, but i cant create a general share which i what i really wanna do. I am so fed up with it I am gonna put windows on the server. What routing software does people recommend? Kero's winroute is the only one i know is the best or do people know of a better one???
    Cheers :)
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    have you tried using something like SWAT to setup the SAMBA server?

    think its in inetd, and you connect on port 901 with a web browser, but that could just be FreeBSD
     
  3. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    can you use swat from a windows pc (only the server is linux (based on red hat)) the rest are either xp home or xp pro.
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    probably can, I dont see why you wouldnt be able to
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Why cant you create a general share?

    [general]
    path=/usr/local/whatever
    public = no
    writeable = yes
     
  6. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    tried simular to that and it just stops acess :(
    the only places i could get it to work in are the home directories and the temp directory
    I am still currently using clarkconnect home 2.1
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    have you checked permissions on the shared folder?
     
  8. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    as far as i was concered is writable as i set readonly=no and writeable=yes
    no ideas on the other permissions i had tried setting us all and made sure we all had samba users and samba passwords etc
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    he means like the Unix folder permissions

    say you have
    /usr/home/samba/shared
    as your shared directory you often need to make it
    chmod -R 777 to make it rwxrwxrwx so that its readable, writeable and visible to all users groups and world. (x on a folder means its visible or can be looked in, x on a file means its executable)
     
  10. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    sorry geffy dont quite follow is not like normal linux is a adapted version, clarkconnect i do hower have rome command line access is that what your saying there? Sorry I like to feel at far more than just computer literate but linux confuses the hell out of me.