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FreeNAS is just not working!.

by meehanlj / June 10, 2011 7:07 AM PDT

I have been trying to set up NAS in my home and have come to a halt at configuring freeNAS to work. I have got as far as setting a static IP, creating a share, activating CIFS, creating groups and users. After all this the share is visible in windows BUT when i enter using a the user and password i cannot create files. :S? Can anyone see the problem or offer me step by step instructions for freeNAS 8, all the documentation on google seems to be older versions of freeNAS.

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I can't see the problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 7:15 AM PDT

The clue is likely that you can't create files (how about folders?) Sounds like "write permissions."

Noted at http://www.lagesse.org/freenas-tutorial-for-windows-users-part-two-configuration/ the problem I find today is that many won't use tutorials or guides. They dismiss them if they are for the prior version even when the basics still apply.

Let me put it another way. The basics of users, permissions and such tend to upset new networking folk. While the days of wide open shares are long gone, I find we have to repeat why that was abandoned.
Bob

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I figured it was permissions.
by meehanlj / June 10, 2011 8:00 AM PDT

I managed to get it working before checking back here, it wasn't the permissions on the share or CIFS it was the permissions on the mounted drive itself. For anyone else with this problem, on FreeNAS 8, go storage>volumes>"Your Volume"> Change permissions, I just checked all the boxes to get it to work for me, i haven't yet fiddled around with permissions for users etc.
<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> Its not that I won't use older tutorials its just because i had already configured most of it i was looking for a detailed guide, You can't have a detailed guide without the right version to begin with.

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I think FreeNAS is wiki based.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2011 7:13 AM PDT

That means the users get to write the documentation and more. I know this sounds strange but if folk like use don't update the docs, the docs get stale.
Bob

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