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acessing fedora share from my windows xp

asked 2011-12-21 00:24:01 -0600

Gunjan gravatar image

updated 2013-09-10 06:05:44 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi, I have Fedora 15 LXDE installed to my desktop and I wat to access a folder on my desktop from other system on Windows XP. I tried to use Samba. I installed Samba an made Samba user and then shared a folder using user authentication. I am able to opne the IP the of my fedora system on my XP system. But when I try to open my share folder it gives an error saying that I don't have permissions,whereas the user has complete acess on that folder. Following is my global variable

workgroup = mygroup
server string = Samba Server Version %v
security = user
[share]
[Chairot]
comment = chstiot code
path = /home/chariot/Chairot
read only = no
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
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There is an great tutorial for setting up Samba on Fedora already answered here: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/40353/how-to-enable-samba-share-for-a-specific-directory-fedora-20/

This answer gives indept explanation on how to create share, setup firewall to let users connect to your samba server and how to disable selinux from blocking samba. Good luck.

valentt gravatar imagevalentt ( 2014-05-31 16:30:45 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-12-21 02:07:53 -0600

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updated 2011-12-21 02:10:19 -0600

You'll probably need to add the users you want to access the share to the smbpasswd file using the smbpasswd command:

# smbpasswd -a newuser1

enter their password.

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answered 2013-01-08 01:11:36 -0600

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updated 2013-09-10 02:36:04 -0600

With the introduction of the Virtual Private Network (VPN), several net users ar craving for ways in which to buy this service with the older Windows XP code. Such a large amount of of the VPN services needed the newer code, thus it's a challenge to search out the correct VPN supplier that works with this older software, Windows XP. However don't be anxious, there are many smart Windows XP VPN suppliers that also enable you to attach to them with the Windows XP code.

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