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I installed Mandrake 10 with no firewall. I have a router (linksys wrt54g) and I have one desktop and one laptop. I just bought an older computer (I put the mandrake on it) that I want to be my file server. Now I am using SWAT to create my smb.conf file, but I just can't seem to see the server on the windows machine. I can't ping from either the windows computer or the linux computer.
the name of the workgroup is WORKGROUP
all I want is to be able to read/write to the server and have no passwords at all (I know the security risks). Here is the smb.conf file that I have:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2004/08/04 17:34:41
# Global parameters
passdb backend = guest
wins support = Yes
path = /data
read only = No
Now this is taken from the normal view in the SWAT. The full view has a lot more stuff in it, however the above is all I see when I try to access the file via a browser. Thanks in advance
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
hi MasterCephus, welcome to lq. i'll take a stab at this, have you considered opening the file as root and manually editing it? the file should reside in /etc/samba/, so to open and edit it manually try this, open konsole, at the prompt issue
password: enter root password here
you should be dropped to another prompt, once this is done, try
if you don't have pico, you can use vi, joe, nano, any old text editor will do. add the following options under you global section
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = the name you wish to see in network neighborhood
security = SHARE
server string = Samba Server %v
then under the data share add
guest ok = yes
save the file and exit. while still root from konsole restart the daemons
service smbd stop
service nmbd stop
service smbd start
service nmbd start
exit, then restart the windows machine. it may take 15 mins or so for the machines to "see" each other, by that i mean visually. you should be able to get to either machine from the command line. hope this helps.
I did all of that, and nothing happened. Is there a way to see if samba is actually running? I named my linux box "server" and when I am on my windows machine, I can type 'ping server' and gives the correct IP. However it doesn't send anything to it. Do you know what that means?>
I should have told you that I was using my laptop (wireless G) to see if I can see the server through the network. Reason is that I only have on monitor. So I got fed up and connected the monitor back to the main computer and then I could see the server! Excellant...
But I still don't see it through my laptop, but that wouldn't involve Samba, I don't think (however I could see the other desktop on my laptop...)
I have another question for you. Does linux (or Mandrake) have folder size limitations? I have a 60gb hard drive and I made a data folder that I was hoping to put around 33gbs worth of stuff in it. But when I try to transfer it over to the machine, it says that there isn't enough free space. I have been putting files in there seperately now to see how much it can handle and right now the folder on the server has 4.6 gb. Is there a limitation on folder size and if so, how do I change it?