Samba - access denied?

Tod Merley todbot88 at
Wed Sep 13 15:11:34 UTC 2006

On 9/13/06, Gabriel M Dragffy <dragffy at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I shared a folder by right-clicking on it and then selecting SHARE. I
> told it to share using samba and various items were installed on my
> system, this completed without a problem (I checked the terminal
> output).
> I checked my firewall (firestarter) allowed samba to be used on the LAN
> network. I left the samba settings at their defaults as I don't really
> know what I'm doing. Now my other computers on the LAN can see the
> ubuntu samba server under the workgroup settings, but when
> double-clicking on the server to view the shared folders it says
> something along the lines of "dappersambaserver// is not accessible. You
> might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the
> administrator to find out if you have access permissions".
> I was hoping to achieve basic user authentication on it, but at the
> moment I can't seem to even connect properly.
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Hi Gabriel M Dragffy!

Samba has a lot of ways to do things so a simple "here is symptom what
is answer"  is unlikely.

Probably easiest way is to grab a manual (see link):

# Samba how to!

Go to chapter 2 and choose an example close to what you want to do and
follow it.

Please let us know how it worked out!



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