Friday, 28 November 2008

BUGS: Samba shares

there are two type of share,
1) traditional way, GUI: system-config-samba.
2) nautilus-share, right click the folder you want to share, which is default in ubuntu. this need a line 'usershare owner only = False' to put into the global section in smb.conf, sometimes, 'usershare allow guests = yes' is also needed. This is working on the command of 'net usershare'.

1) system-config-samba will modify smb.conf; while 2) nautilus-share, using 'net usershare' will not change smb.conf. So these are different ways for sharing.

In Ubuntu, no matter what method you use, both works fine. But fedora, so far, only 1) works, while 2) always saying "'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: usershares are currently disabled".

1 comment:

Cross Z said...

follow the 'man smb.conf', a path for usershares will be generated, in which the shared folders' names are lissted.

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