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Re: [opensuse] More Samba Help
  • From: Jim Flanagan <linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 19:28:57 -0600
  • Message-id: <49640559.3020007@xxxxxxxxxx>
John Bennett wrote:
Bogdan Cristea wrote:
On Monday 05 January 2009 21:26:17 Donald D Henson wrote:
can be opened by any other machine. Can anyone give me a simple
step-by-step procedure for doing that? Any help appreciated.
When I need to share folders for everyone, I prefer to share a folder, from Samba server in yast, so that is accessible only by guests (the option should be "guest only = yes") and the symbolic links are followed ("Follow symbolic links = yes"). Then I create in this folder symbolic links to folders I want to share.

I'm sure I have seen these optiuons in SWAT and similar, but can't find
these advanced (guest only/symbolic links etc) within the options in
YAST server......? Please point me in the right direction!
OK, what version of openSuse are you running? There are some differences, but basically you open Yast, select Network Services, then Samba Server. If Samba server is already installed, you add a share, name it what you want to see it be, then point it to the directory on your linux machine that you want to share (share path). Uncheck "read only" and "inherit ACLs". Once you make this share, you can edit it to add options, like guest ok, and browsable.

Then go to the directory in Linux and set permissions to writable by all.

If you have opensuse firewall running you will need to open the port to allow Samba thru the firewall.

That should do it.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Jim F
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