I'm trying to export my wife's home directory so that she can read and write to it from her netbook running Windows 7 (starter). I've got Samba running, with the following edits in the default smb.conf:
workgroup = WORKGROUP
(because selecting Computer application on my wife's netbook showed this as the workgroup name)
comment = Haiwa's home directory
browseable = no
path = /home/haiwa
writable = yes
valid users = haiwa
create mask = 0755
I only want this to work within the home wifi setup (so I've done nothing to open a port on the firewall).
Smaba is running, and no errors show in the log.
On Windows (Computer application) I turned on network file discovery and printer sharing). But nothing is visible under Network.
I don't know if this is a problem with the samba setup (I've never looked at samba before), or the Windows side (I am not familiar with windows networking file/sharing - or indeed much about Windows at all). So any suggestions will be welcome.
---------- Post added at 03:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:52 AM ----------
Although it doesn't tell me to do so in chapter 16 of the Fedora 17 system adminstrators guide, I guessed I might have to also edit /etc/samba/lmhosts, and start the nmb service.
So I added the line:
to lmhosts, and I also changed the definition of [haiwa] to say browseable = yes. Then I restarted both smb and nmb, and rebooted Windows. But I still can't see anything under Computer->Networks (other than the notebook itself).
---------- Post added at 03:58 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:42 AM ----------
I also tried adding:
wins support = yes
but that too made no apparent difference.