|24 Dec 2011||#1|
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Issue area: Mixed-network file sharing with Windows 7 Home Premium
Is it possible with the non-Windows 7 machine's shares set to something besides "guest access allowed"?
I've tried a few tweaks on my Windows 7 desktop and my Kubuntu 11.04 Linux-running laptop. Nothing has worked. Unless access to a shared directory is set to guest on the laptop, the Windows box keeps asking for a legitimate password, whenever I attempt to 'open' them.
Both machines have the same log-in strings for both basic log-on and Samba. Or do they? I'm presuming there's no separate logon/password required for Windows 7 Home Premium when it comes to file sharing, but as a late Windows XP Professional user (both SP2 and SP3), I'm not taking anything wholly for granted. Any Windows build since the dawn of XP that installs without gpedit.msc is bound to be lacking in other ways, imco.
So any help or advice someone could offer would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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|28 Dec 2011||#3|
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I found out what I think was wrong.
There are some lines in Ubuntu GNOME's smb.conf file nobody talks about editing.
They happen to be in the Share Definitions section and they look like this
# File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to # create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775. ; create mask = 0700 # Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to # create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775. ; directory mask = 0700
So now I have
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775
Albeit this share was still set to Guest access, I solved the "UID=nobody" "GID=nogroup" problem I had previously griped about (not on this forum but elsewhere). It will be interesting to see if it makes any difference should I remove Guest access from that share.
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