file sharing question about ebox

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Heeter, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Member

    Hi all,

    I have a couple of filesharing questions about ebox. I installed ebox onto my Ubuntu 8.10 64bit. Everything is fine, working properly. I enabled the filesharing modules and other modules as needed everything is okay there too.

    I have one complete partition on the server that I would to use for file sharing (/srv). I would to create a folder in that partition for each share (e.g. /srv/documents).

    1- Do I have to create the folder first that I want to share in the /srv partition?

    2- In the folder share UI, is it the "directory under ebox" that I select? And in the box beside it, do I put in /srv/documents?

    3- How do I connect to the fileshare server from my Ubuntu desktop?


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What other options do you have in that drop-down?
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Member

    The options are: "Directory Under Ebox" & "File System Path"

    When I select "File System Path" and create a share (e.g /srv/music), I noticed that it edited my smb.conf file in my server.

    comment = music
    path = /srv/music
    valid users = @"workstations"
    read list = 
    write list = 
    admin users = @"workstations"
    read only = No
    browseable = Yes
    I haven't created any folders manually in the /srv partition, should I? (I noticed in the ebox how-to, it doesn't say if the folders need to be manually created)

    My Windows workstations see the file server folders, but cannot access any of them, and it doesn't ask for any user/pass either.

    But I am still trying to figure out how connect to the server from my ubuntu workstation without using the fstab.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Member

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Select "File System Path".

    I think eBox creates them manually, but I'm not 100% sure. IF the directory doesn't exist after you've configured the share in eBox, I'd create it manually.

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