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I've got a box running nothing but Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), including Samba 3.2.3. It works fine. I've got 2 more boxes running nothing but WinXP Pro, and they have access to the server. I just built my daughter a box with Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop. ALL the boxes have access to the Internet. The XP boxes have access to the server, and to each other. It is a Windows Worgroup, not a domain. I have two logins on the new Ibex box, one for my daughter, who does not have any UID or PW on the Linux server or the Samba server (both in the same box, Samba running as part of Linux on the box). But, my login is as an admin on both boxes (& I can root, also). My server is running headless, and I'm using only the CLI. The data drive on the server is in ext3 format.
I would like to get the Ubuntu Desktop box to have access to the server, too, when I login as me, but not my daughter. Currently neither of us can see the server. I just want my login to be able to see it.
I believe that I need to share the folder not only in Samba, but also in NFS, but I'm not sure. I'm not even sure if it IS shared yet in NFS.
I would have posted this in the Newbie forum, or in the Desktop forum, but I suspect the issue is with the Server setup instead of the Desktop. I think that if the Server is setup correctly, I should be able to see the folder in the File Browser (on the Ubuntu Desktop box), but it's not there, and it's not in the "Network places" although "Windows Network" is, and the RCH-WORKGROUP (workgroup) is. However, there is nothing in the workgroup. I have not shared anything on the WinXP boxes, so I wouldn't expect to see anything there.
I am able to ping the server ("ping 192.168.2.5") from the Ubuntu desktop. I can login to the router from any computer and see the DHCP client list that includes all 3 workstations and the server.
But, from the Ubuntu Desktop, trying to use the file browser, I'm not able to see the shared data folder on the server. If I go to "File, Connect to Server" & then type in the name of the server "//RCH-SERVER" or the IP address of the server, it just gives me a blank screen.
The firewall(s), on the server (and both XP boxes) is (are) turned off, and I don't see any settings (on the workstation, in Gnome) for a firewall - nothing in either "System Preferences" or "System Administration."
I'm pretty much thinking something with my smb.conf, so I've included it here:
workgroup = RCH-WORKGROUP
server string = %h server (File & Print Server)
map to guest = Bad User
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = tdbsam
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
unix password sync = Yes
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
dns proxy = No
usershare allow guests = Yes
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775
comment = Network Data
path = /NW-DATA/DATA
read only = No
force create mode = 0660
force directory mode = 0770
guest ok = Yes
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
create mask = 0700
printable = Yes
browseable = No
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/printers