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I am running Mandrake 10, with Samba 3 (getting samba to run is my first attempt to get something in linix working). I'm still learning all the conf files and what not, but I just hit a wall with this error. I am hoping that I not only get an answer as to how to fix it, but also as to why so I can learn from it!
I've seen this problem posted around, but no straightforward answers.
Here's my goal: one directory, shared to all users/computers on my mini network (just my home, not my work or anything - I'm not totally crazy). Looking to use a guest account, so it won't require a log in or anything... seems simple.
As I was learning the "smbpasswd" and "smbusers" files, I am trying to add users, and here's the result:
[root@dragon samba]# smbpasswd -a test
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Failed to initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user test.
Failed to modify password entry for user test
What I have done so far, is uninstall samba, then reinstall. I added my main linux-username, and that worked. Then I attempted to add "guest" with a blank password -- apparently not good. Then that error returned.
Now I can't add anything (however I can edit my linux username).
I guess my questions are this:
1 - WTF is a SAM_ACCOUNT - and how the heck can I inilize it.
2 - What triggers this error?
3 - What would be the best way to simply open ONE directory as a repository to anyone or any machine on the network?