Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249830
share visibility problem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:11 EST
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Description of problem:
When adding a new share if you tick the visible box and exit normally then on next opeing s-c-samba there is no tick in the box and if you look at the samba.conf file the line just aded and subsequent ones if you put aq tick in the visible box ore in the conf file but are commented out which as a result makes the share invisible to a windows machine browsing for the share.
If you remove the swmi-colon in the conf file and save it then on next re-boot or by restarting samba the share becomes visible as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
current as in F7 on 27/07/2007
Steps to Reproduce:
line added to the conf file but not commented out.
The non-visibility when commented out has only been seen from Windows XP.
Having delved a little deeper it would seem that the share is always visible
despite what I said about not being visible from XP as after a re-boot of the XP
machine I coulsd see the share even though browsable = yes is commented out in
the smb.conf file.
It seems it only becomes non-browsable if you can get s-c-samba to record an un
commented out browsable = no but every time you change the state back to
visible with a tick in the box another commented out browsable = yes is added
to the conf file.
Also because of the commented out browsable = yes instead of just browsable =
yes the GUI tick box does not pick up the current browsable state.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 251477 ***