SAMBA is configured but I can see the shared the directories
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3. However, this file only copies over Linux users to samba users. It doesn't copy over their passwords, as well. Therefore, use the following command to set each samba user's password:
Obviously, replace username with each of your user's usernames. You will then be prompted to enter a password for this user account. I like to set my samba user's passwords the same as their linux user counterparts. However, this isn't necessary.
on this part I am not sure username is the server username or the domain user name???? Please claify.
4. start smb service:
$service smb start
5. when I go to Windows and looking the Linux server so I can map the drive, I can't see the server on the domian.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Do you have a firewall up on the linux box? If you have one up issue the command in a root terminal ' iptables --flush '. Then see if shows up.
One thing. I recommend not using spaces in your server string.
Other than that it looks fine.
The way I set one up to make sure all is working is edit the smb.conf file making the workgroup name, server string, and adding encrypt password. Then I use Webmin to add users and then create the passwords for users from Webmin. Once done open ports through the firewall if one is active and restart smb. Give it about 10 minutes and see if it pops up.