[K12OSN] access to samba shares from Linux

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Fri Dec 10 13:10:35 UTC 2004

debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au wrote:

> Hi Norbert, Thanks for the advice. I got the ftp service up, and can 
> access my /home/username directory via gFTP but not /var/www/html/ 
> even though 'username' is part of the 'apache' group. It's a start 
> though; I'll ftp the info across and then login via a thin client and 
> move the files around to /var/www/html/ that way.
> norbert wrote:
>> debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> We can access samba shares on our k12 server via fat MS windows PCs, 
>>> but I'm having trouble with connecting to those samba shares via my 
>>> linux laptop. The laptop is on the network and online but when I 
>>> launch nautilus with the address:
>>> smb://server.ltsp/MY_SAMBA_USERNAME
>>> nothing happens. I can connect to smb shares using the same username 
>>> on a PC so I know the username is correct and the smb setup works.
>>> I just need to easily move files from my main working machine (my 
>>> laptop) to the apache server on our k12ltsp box. Another thought was 
>>> to ftp them across, but I although I have gFTP (to ftp to a web 
>>> server in another state) I have no idea how to setup ftp access on 
>>> our local k12 server.
>>> Help with either issues (samba/ftp) would solve the problem.
>>> And, it's offically our last day of school here in Queensland!!
>>> :o)
>>> Debbie
>> Hi Debbie,
>> RE: FTP just launch the ftp server on the k12ltsp  "service vsftpd 
>> start" and if it doesn't work them you'll need to install an ftp 
>> server either with "yum install ftpd" (I think?? ) or apt-get install 
>> ftpd (I don't remember the server package name.
>> good luck
>> norbert
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Hi Debbie,

Check your permissions in /var/www/html/ the smb user may not have 
rights to that directory, very common problem.


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