I go through this exercise with every update. I have two machines on my
network. One runs Windows; the other runs Fedora (now up to 17).
Right now, the Fedora box can "see" everything in the Windows box that
belongs to the default Windows user.
But: the Windows box can see that a share is available but may not visit
I cleared Samba through the firewall; otherwise I'd have no connection
Now: what Booleans or modules do I need to set or reset to clear Samba
through SELinux? I don't seem to have any configuration tool (not
graphical, anyway) to let me see where the problem is. The Windows box
doesn't say much, except "Windows cannot access this share; you need to
talk to the system admin in charge of the other system." Well, I /am/
the system admin. I'd like to clear each machine for full read-write
access to the other. But right now, I have to do all my sharing through
the Fedora machine.
(As to why I would even want a Windows machine around: I keep it around
for programs like TV tuning and DVD authoring that /just work out of the
box/. I also use that Windows box as a print server. That works.)
So in essence, my Fedora box is a good client but a bad server. I think
maybe SELinux is the one remaining obstacle. I need to know how to clear it.