I recently set up Samba on a Linux server and discovered the shared drive on a Windows machine with ease, but was not able to copy files to that drive as it would ask for extra permissions.
I was able to write to sub-folders with 777 permissions, but the main drive had 775.
As i am advised that 777 permissions are highly un-secure, how can I modify groups to include users browsing in from Windows who do not have user-level permissions in the Linux server?
This is a home network, and access to the Samba server is limited through a global setting that prevents access from outside the network (by adding the following lines to /etc/samba/smb.conf)
[global] hosts allow = 192.168.0. hosts deny = ALL
Therefore I am not concerned about security within the network - if a user is on the 192.168.0.x subnet I am happy to assume that they are legitimate and do not want to add further authentication steps at the moment.