Ubuntu Samba – Read-Write-FSTAB-Cifs-Mount

This is my current setup for my two Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) boxes. One shares a read/write folder to the other. This is my setup. I think the key to this is having the same username on both computers having access to the files.

You might have to run this on the the folder:
sudo chmod -R 777 /path/to/files
sudo chown -R usernameonbothcomputers:usernameonbothcomputers /path/to/files

I installed samba by doing: sudo apt-get install samba

/etc/samba/smb.conf : (on the computer serving the files)

	workgroup = WORKGROUP
	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
	dns proxy = no
	interfaces = eth0
	bind interfaces only = yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	syslog = 0
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
	encrypt passwords = true
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	obey pam restrictions = yes
	unix password sync = yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
	pam password change = yes
	guest account = nobody
	invalid users = root
	usershare allow guests = yes
	path = /path/to/share
	writable = yes
	read only = no
	valid users = usernameonbothcomputers

sudo /etc/init.d/smbd reload

/etc/fstab : (on the computer accessing the files)

//SAMBASHAREsSERVERNAME/MyFiles /path/to/mount cifs users,,noatime,username=usernameonbothcomputers,password=theuserspassword 0 0

You should be able to run this to mount all things in your fstab:
sudo mount -a