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Old 7th May 2011, 05:32 AM
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SAMBA issues

hey guys

I'm new to the forums so be nice, o and I've been using fedora for all of a week so be even nicer.

Basically I have found a really old (15 years) computer which I am effectively using as an ethernet card for a 1.5 terabyte seagate external hard drive formatted in fat32. I have also been meaning to try linux and fedora for quite some time and thought why not do it on a computer I can break. Needless to say I have had a lot of fun and consulted the forum numerous times and they generally have fixed the problems, for which i owe you my thanks.

however, there is one thing I am struggling with and just can't find the answer for, it is SAMBA. for some reason it has decided to not allow access to any computer outside of local. I have tried everything the forum has said

umask -> can't find parameter in fstab
force user -> for some reason still won't allow me in

my smb.conf set up is as follows

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = SambaServer
security = share
name resolve order = hosts lmhosts

path = /media/BACKUPFILES
force user = Andrew
force group = Andrew
read only = no
guest ok = yes

I know it is incredibally insecure but that doesn't worry me I want quick access more than i want security the internal network is prity secure with just mine and my girlfriends computer

I should probably mention it is sharing to both a MAC OS and Windows computer hence why I have to use SMB it is the one common denominator.

I hope this is the right place to post this if not please direct me to where I should

thanks in advance
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