I just installed a F12 server at home, replacing a FC9 server that ran samba to share media files. I had no problems connecting to samba on FC9 (the version escapes me, sorry) however Win7 seems to be fighting the F12 samba (v3.4.7) trying to do the same thing.
I create a directory share, it shows up in windows explorer, but when I try and open it win7 tells me I dont have rights to it.
I created a printer share via samba, and successfully connected to it from win7 and use it as my default printer, and that works OK.
I know win7 uses smb2 as its samba protocol, and that might be some of the problem (or all of it), but I'm not sure. I also have googled and saw that people have had had issues with samba as their domain controller while trying to join win7 into the domain, however I do not use win7 as a pdc at all. The solution for this seems to be registry hacks, but I am not sure they apply to me as I haven't seen anyone correlate it.
Tailing the logs, this is what I see when I try and explore the file share from win7:
[2010/04/26 13:09:56, 1] smbd/notify_inotify.c:421(inotify_watch)
inotify_add_watch returned Permission denied
Now I have edited smb.conf manually in the past but to try anything I've even played with webmin to see all the options I might be missing, still my conf is fairly simple:
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
netbios name = Whatever
cups options = raw
load printers = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
workgroup = mygroup
os level = 20
username map = /etc/samba/user.map
encrypt passwords = yes
security = share
passdb backend = tdbsam
max log size = 50
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
printable = yes
valid users = john
valid users = john,@movies
writeable = yes
path = /storage/movies
I see the movies share in win7, but it doesn't let me in. I tried disabling requiring 128bit encryption for NTLM as one suggestion but that didn't work. Also changing local security policies to send LM & NTLM responses, and that didn't work.
I'm humbly open to suggestions.