06-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
OS: Win 7, Mint Cinnamon, KDE
I'd like to know how to share a specific folder via LAN and enable permissions.
More specifically, I'd like to share this laptop (Win 7 OS) with my Android PMP and Linux laptop (Mint OS) and grant it "full control" (read and write permissions) without granting "Everyone" control and without adding separate users with pw onto this laptop.
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Let's say the folder that I want to share is called "Bouncy." I right-clicked on "Bouncy", clicked on "Preferences", then enabled " Share.."to "Network Path: \\MYCPUNAME\Bouncy" and allowed Guest and Homegroup read/write privileges.
From my Linux, I "Connected to Server" but couldn't connect.
Under "Advanced Sharing" in Windows 7, I clicked "Share this folder" and created a profile under "Share name" => "Share name: Bouncy"
I can connect from the Linux, but can't write to the Win 7 folder.
In "Advanced Sharing", under "Permissions for Bouncy", the "Group: Everyone" only has Read permissions. I clicked on "Add" and "Selected the object type: Users, Groups, or Built-in security principles" "From this location: MYCPUNAME". Under "Enter the object names to select" I wasn't quite sure what to write, so I clicked on "Advanced". The search results from "Find names" with these settings yield a ton of names that I'll omit. I first clicked on "MYNAME" in "My Folder": "MYCPUNAME". No access from Linux.
I then changed the permissions to "Network", allowed full control permissions and now was able add files from my Linux. Which is good.
***The main question now is-
How do I make it so that only a few specific IP addresses or Users (PMP and Linux laptop) have full control?
How do I make it so that a password is required to access from LAN with full control?
(From my understanding, the workgroup name has no bearing on my Linux laptop)