Bug 176824 - (SambaTapeShare) Bad: Not able to share tape drive
Bad: Not able to share tape drive
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-01-03 07:23 EST by Rajesh Kanchan
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-05 15:15:39 EST
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Description Rajesh Kanchan 2006-01-03 07:23:43 EST
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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.

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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:///

Additional info:

show the tape contents and read and write on tape.
Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2006-01-05 15:15:39 EST
1: Update your Samba installation.  3.0.0 has known security vulnerabilities. 
2: "man smb.conf" says 
       path (S) 
              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. 

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