Setting Up Samba and Configure FirewallD and SELinux to Allow File Sharing on Linux/Windows Clients – Part 6

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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22 Responses

  1. arun says:


    thanks for your notes. i got the output from following your instructions.

    but i have problem in understanding below selinux parameter, could you please explain that ?

    semanage fcontext –at samba_share_t "/finance(/.*)?"
  2. cesar says:

    fix permissions on new directories:
    force directory mode = 0770
    directory mask = 0770

  3. Seun says:

    Never mind Gabriel. I got it right now. Before now, I used sudo to do everything. But then I redid it in root account and thins worked fine

  4. Seun says:

    Thank you Gabriel for such nice tutorial. I hope you can still respond to my question. I followed those steps precisely and got this error on client side:

    [email protected]:~$ sudo mount // /media/samba -o user=tosin
    Password for [email protected]// *****
    Retrying with upper case share name
    mount error(6): No such device or address
    Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

    [email protected]:~$ smbclient -L
    WARNING: The “syslog” option is deprecated
    Enter sam’s password:
    session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
    [email protected]:~$

    I also got access denied error on windows 7 client too.

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      This is an authentication error. Make sure you’re using the password created using smbpasswd, and not your Linux credentials.

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