Sharing with Windows
scott.blair at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 00:20:50 UTC 2015
I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to share a directory on my
external drive, attached to the Ubuntu machine on my network.
To share the folder I clicked on the folders properties, then go to
Local Network Share. I then clicked the box marked Share this folder.
Shared name is PS3 SHARED. I then clicked on the box Allow others to
create and delete files in this folder. I also click on the box for
Guest access (for people without a user account). Then I clicked on
Modify Share. A box pops up and says:
Nautilus needs to add some permissions to your folder PS3 shared in
order to share it. The folder PS3 Shared needs the following extra
permissions for sharing to work:
-read permission by others
-write permission by others
-execute permission by others
Do you want Nautilus to add these permissions to the folder automatically?
Then I click on the button marked: Add the permissions automatically.
OK here is the smb.conf: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/9918488/
Here is the workgroup:
# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
workgroup = workgroup
Here is the part about the external drive:
# Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
# You may need to replace 'lpadmin' with the name of the group your
# admin users are members of.
# Please note that you also need to set appropriate Unix permissions
# to the drivers directory for these users to have write rights in it
; write list = root, @lpadmin
path = /media/scott/My Book1/share/Movies/PS3 shared
available = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
force user = scott
comment = movies
When trying to access it from any Windows computer I keep getting the
following boxed error:
Windows cannot access \\MAIN\PS3 SHARED
You do not have permission to access \\MAIN\PS3 shared. Contact your
network administrator to request access.
When I browse the network in Ubuntu, I can access the directory just fine.
When I look at the directory in Nautilus, under properties and
permissions it says that the owner is Me the group is Scott and nothing
But if I do a ls -la in a terminal it says the owner and group is Scott.
Which one is right?
Here is the output for ls -la on the folder:
drwx------ 1 scott scott 28672 Feb 3 16:29 PS3 shared
scott at main:/media/scott/My Book1/share/Movies$
Here is the output for ls -la on the files:
-rw------- 1 scott scott 879217664 Oct 9 20:41 Warlock.avi
-rw------- 1 scott scott 795260457 Jul 20 2013 Warm Bodies.mp4
-rw------- 1 scott scott 2187728923 Nov 30 02:49 We Are Legion.mp4
-rw------- 1 scott scott 435910822 Sep 27 2013 We're the Millers.mp4
-rw------- 1 scott scott 1322671586 Apr 20 2014 Wolf Creek 2.avi
-rw------- 1 scott scott 3559899976 Oct 1 22:48 Woodstock.avi
-rw------- 1 scott scott 740896440 Sep 11 18:03 World War Z.avi
-rw------- 1 scott scott 1047315905 Sep 10 20:04 X-Men Days of Future
-rw------- 1 scott scott 712095744 Jul 15 2011 Yogi Bear.avi
scott at main:/media/scott/My Book1/share/Movies/PS3 shared$
I tried sudo chmod 755 *.* to the movie files and it didn't work.
What am I missing? Been at this for 5 days now with luck.
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