We have a ubuntu 10.04 with apache 2 and samba. We set apache2 /var/www/ to be on a Windows Directory over the network using samba. It's all working but I can't seem to find a way to give writing permission on this directory. I've tried both on linux and windows. Any tips?
What version of Windows are you using and have you looked at NTLM as the cause?
I've had issues on Windows Vista and 7 when trying to authenticate with Samba, I had to change the windows registry key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel” to “1”.
What do your logs tell you?
Have you been running SWAT already? It's a graphical front-end for Samba, using a web interface so it shows up on http:localhost/901 on the Ubuntu-machine.
Manually editing samba-configuration files and setting permissions may be daunting, but with SWAT it's really easy.