I am having a problem when trying to change the hidden file attribute on a
FAT32 filesystem, when accessing the share from a Windows XP system.
The problem is that it is not possible to change this hidden attribute and
generates the following error: "access denied" on a windows popup.
This is not the case when trying that from an ext3 filesystem.
I am using CentOS 4 (RHEL 4).
Here are the mount options I am using:
/dev/hdb1 /samba_backups vfat
uid=root,gid=samba,umask=007,utf8 0 0
Here is my smb.conf configuration file I am using:
workgroup = MYHOME
server string =
hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.
log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.log
security = user
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
interfaces = 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0
dns proxy = no
winbind use default domain = no
map to guest = Bad User
unix charset = UTF-8
dos charset = UTF-8
display charset = LOCALE
comment = Backup dirs
path = /samba
valid users = john
force user = john
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770
public = no
writable = yes
read only = no
printable = no
# This allows you to hide the shared path.
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
file system bug. You'll need to talk to fat32 fs maintainers about it.