Making Samba Server Writable

Asked by Nathan G on 2012-06-28

I'm running a file server using Samba over our local network. The server is showing up on computers on the network, but they are not able to add/delete files. Writing is enable in the Samba settings + the files are shared with everyone.

Any suggestions on what I can do?

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If you run:

sudo smbpasswd -a $USER

You can then authenticate as your user and get write access. You can map a network drive and make your OS store the credentials so you don't have to type them.

If the cients are all Linux based, you can install openssh-server and use SFTP. Nautilus can connect to this and you can access the data the user has access to as if it were a local user. It is also secure so you can do this over WWW too if you port forward TCP/22 on your home router.

Nathan G (x-marketing) said : #3

Appreciate the help. I'm new to this, so bear with me. The user that I'll authenticate will be the username I use to login in Ubuntu?

Nathan G (x-marketing) said : #4

All the other clients are Windows based.

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