General :: SAMBA-can't Set Permissions

Jun 25, 2010

I can not manage file/folder permissions for created shares. I need get access from Win system to Linux shares. Actually I have access to its, but only to read folders and files. I tried to change permissions in create mask = 0765 and set it to 0777, but no success.

1.Added user
# adduser samba
# smbpasswd -a samba #set his password
# smbpasswd -e samba #activating it
2. Installing SAMBA service

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Folder /media/DATA/VIDEO not browseable and cant't enter it on Win system. It located on USB External HARD Drive, and attached to Linux system.

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Code:
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* system-config-samba
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...accepting any dependancies, 11 packages in total.

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* In the "Access" select "Allow access to everyone"
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Code:
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browseable = yes
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directory mask = 0777
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Code:
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Code:
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