On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 18:06, linux guy <linuxguy123@gmail.com> wrote:
I never thought of selinux causing the issue.  I'm not getting an selinux error ?

Where did you look?   You can use "sudo ausearch -m avc" to show the log entries.

selinux is about what programs are allowed to do.

might be useful.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux/samba is "man 8 selinux_samba" which used to come in
 selinux-policy-devel but dnf can't find it for Fedora 31.

I did a setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on

I can't see why selinux would disallow remote users to access a device mounted to a shared directory.   Am I wrong ?

The link I provides says "If you  want to share files other than home directories, those  files  must  be labeled samba_share_t."
When I created a new samba share in Fedora 60 I had to label the files. 

If your external drive uses a low-rent filesystem you may not be able label files.

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 2:17 PM George N. White III <gnwiii@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 14:59, linux guy <linuxguy123@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi people.

I'm running Samba on Fedora 31.  It's working great.

I want to share a USB drive using Samba.  I've tried mounting it to a directory within a Samba share and it does work due to permission errors. 

- I create the mount directory (USB) as a normal user, thus giving it "normal" permissions.  Fore test purposes, I can r/w/x files to this directory with no problems.

- I mount the USB device to the mount directory using mount /dev/sdb1 USB.  

- I can access the USB directory from the server and r/w/x everything just fine.

- When I try to access the share/USB directory from the client, like Dolphin, it requests permission in the form of user and password.  The user and password that I use to access the share do not work.  Nor does the user and password I use to access the server.

What am I missing ?

How does one share a USB device via Samba ?

Have you checked to see if selinux is causing the permission denied issues?

George N. White III

George N. White III