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Old 02-16-2002, 06:54 PM   #1
Joe Soap
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Connecting Windows and Linux


Hi

I'm trying to copy files between my laptop (running Win2K) and PC (running Suse 7.3). I played aroung with smb.conf, started and stopped smbd and nmbd several times and basically poked and prodded everywhere. At this stage I can ping the pc from the laptop and vice versa, but I still cannot see my linuxbox in Network Neighborhood (or whatever it's called in this release of Windows) and when I try to access the local network in Konqueror, it pops up a msg saying "could not connect to host localhost".

All help will be gratefully accepted.

Thanks
Joe
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:13 PM   #2
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1. Ok, at first, open the /etc/rc.config file an look for the entry START_SMB, and set it to "yes" (START_SMB="yes")

2. Then open the file /etc/samba/smb.conf and replace it with my example:

;
; /etc/samba/smb.conf
;
; Copyright (c) 1999 SuSE GmbH Nuernberg, Germany.
;
[global]
workgroup = example_wg ;replace it with your wg name
guest account = nobody
keep alive = 30
os level = 2
kernel oplocks = false
security = user
read size = 16384
; character set = ISO08859-1
client code page = 850
read raw = yes
socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY
netbios name = example ;replace it with your netbios name
name resolve order = bcast
min password length = 0

; Uncomment the following, if you want to use an existing
; NT-Server to authenticate users, but don't forget that
; you also have to create them locally!!!
; security = server
; password server = 192.168.1.10
encrypt passwords = yes

printing = bsd
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes

socket options = TCP_NODELAY

map to guest = Bad User

; Uncomment this, if you want to integrate your server
; into an existing net e.g. with NT-WS to prevent nettraffic
; local master = no
local master = yes

; Please uncomment the following entry and replace the
; ip number and netmask with the correct numbers for
; your ethernet interface.
interfaces = eth0 192.168.1.1/255.255.255.0

; If you want Samba to act as a wins server, please set
; 'wins support = yes'
; wins support = yes

; If you want Samba to use an existing wins server,
; please uncomment the following line and replace
; the dummy with the wins server's ip number.
; wins server = 192.168.1.1

; Do you wan't samba to act as a logon-server for
; your windows 95/98 clients, so uncomment the
; following:
; logon script =%U.bat
; domain logons = yes
; domain master = yes
; [netlogon]
; path = /netlogon

; allow to log in into your homedirs
[homes]
comment = Heimatverzeichnis
browseable = no
read only = no
create mode = 0750

; my cdrom dir
[cdrom]
comment = CD-ROM
path = /cdrom
read only = yes
locking = no

[tmp]
comment = Temporary Path
path = /tmp
read only = no

;[misc]
; guest ok = yes
; path=/home/%S

3. Now you have to create encrypted passwords for the users who are allowed to access theirs homedirs (you have to be logged in as root).
To add a new user to the passwordfile /etc/samba/smbpasswd you have to execute (replace "username" and "password" with your data)
smbpasswd -a username password

You can also change passwords with this command.

4. Now you have to restart the saba service
Do this with
/etc/init.d/smb restart


I hope this was a help for you -> good luck (for more questions write to elri@gmx.at)
 
Old 02-20-2002, 01:18 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your clear and detailed reply. It is greatly appreciated.

Joe
 
Old 02-20-2002, 06:46 AM   #4
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you wouldnt happen to know how to do this in red hat 7.2 would ya
 
Old 02-20-2002, 02:56 PM   #5
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Sorry I'm not working on redhat, but I'll help you as much as I can:

1. At first you have to find your samba configuration file (if it is named smb.conf too):
locate smb.conf

Now you can see all your smb.conf* files. Under RedHat it's maybe in /etc/smb.conf

2. Make a bakup of the file and then fill it with my example (see upper)

3. Run "setup" and go to the entry system..* (i don't know the exactly name), but anywhere there you can find a list of services where you have to enable samba.

4. Now you have to restart the samba daemon. I really do not know where the script is placed in RH (maybe /etc/init.d/smb or /etc/init.d/samba) so the best will be if you restart your machine
but if there is such a script file you can run it with the argument restart (example: /etc/init.d/smb restart)

Good LUCK
 
  


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