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Here's the deal. This is my 1st real attempt at samba, so if anything i've setup is retartedly wrong please laugh, but not too hard.
Right now i have just 2 computers on my network a redhat 7 samba box and a win xp box. As of my current configuration from the xp box in my network places i can see my domain 'picklesworth' and i can see my samba server 'god'. when i try to explore 'god' it asks for a username and password. I then enter in my logon and password that is on my linux box, but it doesnt connect. it doesnt give me an error but it justs sits there asking for a username and password.
to hopefully help here is all the info i could think of that you'll might want to see...
domain = picklesworth
hostname = god (red hat 7, samba server)
ip = 192.168.0.1
net mask = 255.255.255.0
hostname = callandor (win xp box)
ip = 192.168.0.2
net mask = 255.255.255.0
127.0.0.1 god localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.1 god god.picklesworth.com
192.168.0.2 callandor callandor.picklesworth.com
192.168.0.2 shaitan shaitan.picklesworth.com
# there are 2 names for 192.168.0.2 because i have xp and #mandrake on that computer.
# hosts.allow This file describes the names of the hosts which are
swat: 127.0.0.1 192.168.0
# hosts.deny This file describes the names of the hosts which are
I don't know about password encryption on samba, but i *think* you need to use smbpasswd and smbuser etc... If there is an XP equivalent of win9x's EnablePlainTextPassword, i'd recommend using that and set encrypt password = no, or whateevr it was...
one other question, ive been seeing a decent amount of info on NFS lately. If im not mistaken i'm understanding NFS is the Network File System for linux. but what exactly does it do? Is there a point to run samba and nfs. or is it either one or the other?
The reason im asking is i finally got this box up and samba workin so i can communicate from linux to windows, but now im not sure what all exactly i want this linux box to do. I've been wanting it to do most of the server type functions. to put more easy on the other computers on the network. And ill probably attempt to setup this box as a DNS server and run the cable modem through the box. But does anybody have any suggestions on what all i should put on here. I know there's utilities and so forth on linux that i've probably never even heard of, so any advice would be great.
NFS came before SaMBa, NFS is for linux/unix to itself, while samba is primarily for windows, but works for linux too. I've been trying to understand nfs a bit recently, but not really got anywhere, besides crashing a bit. I just don't think i need it, although i think that it is easier and quicker than samba on lin to lin connections. so, you don't NEED nfs, BUT it is mroe integrated and so forth, so if your doing it by the book it's somethign to get round to i guess.
i'ev a rh71 gateway which currently controls these...
fetchmail to get my emails from the wide world once every 60 seconds for ever and ever.
Samba serving 6000 mp3's over my network (mmmmmmmmm)
IMAP server to allow win9x machines to check mail from a local course, rather than externally. This makes keeping track of mail sooo much easier! before i was downloading all of it to Outlook express while fetchmail only got mail that was still marked as new on teh external servers. Also it makes it sooo much faster. If you're using linux machines as well, you can also just export the mail folders to the network via smb or nfs and it's all entriely transparent.. which is an amazingly simple thing i think.. and works perfectly!
I also have a http (apache) and ftp servers runnning on them pretty much for the sake of it, but they come in very handy when samba is pissing around with me. they're both very very easy to install, and generally are defaulted to be pretty secure from outside attack.
Finally (i think) i run a modem server on it, to allow all connected machines to dial the gateways modem.. but that's not too relevant for you though i guess.
Oh and of course ssh server.. but that's for granted i guess
One of the things i want to do is to get it as a dns server, but i've not bothered yet.