file sharing

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Sun Nov 12 17:33:10 UTC 2006

Clive Menzies <clive at> writes:

> On (11/11/06 14:50), John L Fjellstad wrote:
>> Samba browser in KDE works fine (just tested now). I usually use NFS for
>> the linux clients, and samba for Windows, though
> I should try it again then; whenever I've tried in the past, reading
> files from shares worked fine but writing sometimes produced strange
> results and wasn't 100% reliable.  If things have improved that's great.

Well, I didn't test copying initially, but did it now, and it works.
Note though, I don't really have any protection on the samba server. I
have it as security:share.  Not a problem, since I'm alone on my

I do remember that you have to make sure that your samba has writeable
access to your share.  What I did was create a user smbuser, put it into
users group, and force any access (from Samba) on the share to use that
user, not matter who the client was logged in as.  This might not work
for you, though.

John L. Fjellstad
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