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Old 11-09-2001, 01:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux and multiple windows machines


I have 5 ( 4 Win98, 1Win95) windows machines and 2 MACs on my current network - all setup peer to peer. I just added a Linux machine with Red Hat 7.1.
Since my Win95 machine has the same login name as one of the users names on the Linux box, it is the only one that currently can connect and read and write files back and forth.
Two of the win98 boxes can see the Linux box in Network Neighborhood, but when I try to connect, I get a message saying the computer doesn't have access to the server.
What I want to do is have a common directory on the Linux box that all the Windows machines (and eventually the MACs) can see and save files to and copy files from. What do I change in my smb.conf file and what do I change on my windows boxes?
Do I need to go through the setting up my Linux box as a DNS server or a WINS server?

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Old 11-10-2001, 03:49 AM   #2
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encrypt password = yes

in smb.conf and then use smbuseradd (i think) to add a user for each box. That's the official approach, but the easiest way i think is to just create a batch file under 98 using 'net use' to log in as who ever you want, the net nieighbourhood is far too much hassle when you can make a foolproof batchfile
 
Old 11-12-2001, 12:34 PM   #3
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I have encrypt password to yes. I can use smbuseradd but what I end up with is 5 different folders on the Linux box each accessible only by their respective machines, such as:
johns computer \\john\johns-files
marys computer \\mary\mary-files
freds computer \\fred\fred-files
etc...
I want to be able to access 1 main folder that all the computers can save files to and copy from them. This particular linux box is just being used a glorified storage device.
With net use, If I try to log into, say, \\mary\mary-files from john's computer, net use (or network neighborhood, for that matter) gives me an error message saying the system isn't logged on.



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encrypt password = yes

in smb.conf and then use smbuseradd (i think) to add a user for each box. That's the official approach, but the easiest way i think is to just create a batch file under 98 using 'net use' to log in as who ever you want, the net nieighbourhood is far too much hassle when you can make a foolproof batchfile
 
Old 11-12-2001, 09:50 PM   #4
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Well, if you WANT one folder, you need to create ONE share.

But if you want to have all others able to look at the other folders you have now, try adding:

public = yes

to your share descriptions in your smb.conf
 
  


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