LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
Linux31
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 296

Rep: Reputation: 30
Basic etch Samba question


I did a netinstall of etch on my AMD64 machine a while back and chose the basic desktop option. After installation, the Linux machine could see and access the Windows machines but could not work their printers. The Windows machines could see the Linux box but not log on even with no firewalls.

[flash forward]

I'm still trying different flavors of Linux to find the one right for me and in trying CentOS 5.0 I was wondering if I had found the answer to my etch problems (I might go back). Namely, CentOS 5.0 let's you set up the machine as a samba server during installation. When I did the etch desktop configuration it didn't. Is it possible that things didn't work because all of the machines were clients and none was a server? Right now, with CentOS everything is working perfectly, network printers, everything.

I still like some of the aspects of Debian and, as I said earlier, I'm still trying out different distributions before I commit.

When I did the etch netinstall I didn't (and don't) want any of the other servers. If I do a netinstall again and select "Server" for the configuration option, can I un-install all of the other servers (e.g., the web server etc.) later? Or would I have to go the 14 CD route to get that degree of precision? Believe me, I installed everything Synaptic had to offer under "samba" the last time, with poor results.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
Quakeboy02
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Debian Squeeze 2.6.32.9 SMP AMD64
Posts: 3,245

Rep: Reputation: 121Reputation: 121
I used this Samba page to set it up on my etch machine.

http://us4.samba.org/samba/docs/man/....html#id289517
 
Old 04-24-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
Linux31
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 296

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Aha! One thing that I see is that I didn't have winbindd (or winbind) installed and running.

Thanks for your help.
 
  


Reply

Tags
etch, samba, server, windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
etch samba connection problems Linux31 Debian 2 03-29-2007 05:09 AM
Basic Samba Setup aeuzent Linux - Networking 4 09-27-2005 03:02 PM
Samba Basic Authentication garullon245136 Linux - Newbie 1 08-07-2005 06:32 AM
Samba Basic Authentication garullon245136 Linux - General 1 08-07-2005 04:56 AM
Basic Samba Question karupt Linux - Networking 10 07-28-2004 02:58 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration