[mythtv-users] Samba issue (Sharing with Windows clients using mythlink.pl)
yan at seiner.com
Wed Apr 14 04:16:48 UTC 2010
Christopher Kerr wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> For a couple of months, I've been successfully playing back my
> recorded content on some windows machines using mythlink.pl to create
> links in a shared directory. Suddenly, in the last couple of days,
> it's stopped working.
> I'll detail the setup, since it's a tiny bit complex:
> Recordings are stored on a NAS - accessible via Samba at //nas/mythtv
> , and mounted on the backend at /media/mythtv
> So far, so good - recordings work perfectly, and can be played back by
> any MythTV frontend using the mythtv streaming protocol. They can also
> be played back fine straight from the NAS.
> I then run a User job to create human-readable links in /media/WinTV ,
> which is shared via Samba at //server/WinTV
> If I uses these links on the backend, they work perfectly. But if I
> browse to the share, I get some weirdness. If I browse to the share
> using the backend, it appears empty. If I browse there using another
> machine (either windows or linux, the behaviour is the same) I can see
> the "files" in the directory, but I can't open them - programs will
> give some variation on "File does not exist" or "Access Denied".
> Looking in Windows Explorer, I can see the filesize in the details
> view, but not if I pull up the properties sheet.
> Anyone got a clue what's going on? I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and trunk
> builds of MythTV.
Check the permissions on the directory. I'll bet the local user has 'x'
perms and the remote user doesn't. Check the samba logs as well.
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