Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176824
Bad: Not able to share tape drive
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:27:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
Bad: When i try to share my tape using samba shares then it wont share the tape drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
comment = Backup Tape Drive
path = /dev/tape
writable = yes
public = yes
browseable = yes
create mask = 0765
Actual Results: crashed nautilus when trying to access the Tpae share from nautilus smbfs:///
show the tape contents and read and write on tape.
1: Update your Samba installation. 3.0.0 has known security vulnerabilities.
2: "man smb.conf" says
This parameter specifies a directory to which the user of the
service is to be given access. In the case of printable services, this is
where print data will spool prior to being submitted to the host for printing.
Note that that says "directory", not "device". Did you run testparm after you
created your smb.conf? It should complain loudly about the non-directory in
your share definition.
3: the fact that Nautilus crashed when accessing an invalid share is a bug in
Nautilus that you should open separately.