No write permission on smbmount on XP machine, if the shared folder is more than 1 word

Bug #578179 reported by Ken Weill P. Lumacad on 2010-05-10
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Fedora)
samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: samba

I have a windows xp machine. With shared folders named, "My Documents", "Private", "Cafe Files", "Softwares". All of these folders have sub-folders in it. All these folders have read-write permission enabled. (Allow network users to change my files: shared settings in XP ).

Opening these folders through Nautilus (press CTRL+L, then enter: smb://, all of those 4 shared folders are there. But I can only write to "Private" and "Softwares" folders. I can't write to "My Documents" and "Cafe Files" directly. I mean, i can't write to the main folders of "My Documents" and "Cafe Files" but i can write on their sub-folders.

As I have observed, shared folders with "space" on their names, i can't write to them. Like "My Documents" and "Cafe Files". I can only write to their sub-folders, not in their main folder.

No problem with shared folder with one word only. Like, "Private" or "Softwares". I can write to their main folder and sub-folders.

I hope this information is enough. I have seen old bug report about this one, but the status is already set to "invalid". We have the same problem with the reporter of that bug. It's just that his explanation is not very clear.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: smbclient 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 10 17:10:06 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 nautilus 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1
 gvfs 1.6.0+git20100414-0ubuntu1
SambaClientRegression: Yes
SourcePackage: samba

tags: added: samba smbclient

Same problem exist on Linux Mint 9 RC.
Confirmed working on Mandriva 2010 KDE. Haven't tested the GNOME on Mandriva.

tags: added: linuxmint
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

This is a possibility fixed in 3.5.x. I have to check.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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