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Old 02-03-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
lnthai2002
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how to share a folder on fat32 using samba?


Hi
I have SAMBA 3.0.10-1.4E.2 running on centOS 4 and here is my /etc/samba/smb.conf
<code>
[global]
netbios name = Darkportal
server string = SAMBA %v on (%L)
workgroup = MSHOME
log level = 2
#log file = /var/log by default, /var/log has samba log directory
max log size = 50
debug timestamp = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
guest ok = no
#this is used to let win98, winNT to connect to SAMBA
encrypt passwords = yes
hosts allow = 192.168.2. localhost

#this is used to guess if a user is trying to connect to his home dir on the unix server
#[home]
# browseable = no
# map archieve = yes

#similar to home, this is used to guess if a printer is available in the unix server
#[printers]
# path = /usr/tmp
# guest ok = no
# printable = yes
# min print space = 2000

[share]
path = /mnt/fat32/share
comment = shared data
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
# read only = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
guest account = user
</code>
After restart smb, and check by
<code>smbclient -U% -L localhost</code>
i got
<code>Domain=[MSHOME] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.10-1.4E.2]

Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
share Disk shared data
IPC$ IPC IPC Service (SAMBA 3.0.10-1.4E.2 on (darkportal))
ADMIN$ IPC IPC Service (SAMBA 3.0.10-1.4E.2 on (darkportal))
Domain=[MSHOME] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.10-1.4E.2]

Server Comment
--------- -------
DARKPORTAL SAMBA 3.0.10-1.4E.2 on (darkportal)

Workgroup Master
--------- -------
MSHOME DARKPORTAL
</code>
Here is the questions:
When i open Network Server, i see Windows Network but when i click on it i dont see anything else although 3 of my windows XP pro clients are sharing many folders. Do i have to setup anything to make Nautilus(Network Server) see shares on windowsXP?
On Windows XP pro clients, Network Neighbourhood can see the centOS machine but double click on it give error that the server is unreachable. Do i have to config anything on Windows XP pro client to access shares on samba on the linux machine?
I know that there is something Microsoft called "simple fire sharing" on windows XP that could cause the problem but although i tried to disable it, i still get the same problem
Hope anyone can help
Thai
 
Old 02-04-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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the easiest way to share with win XP is to put in your smb.conf GLOBAL security = share, guest ok = yes and make a comment of hosts allow = 192.168.2. localhost in case you r not in 192.168.2.

try testparam and see if you see the share

and if it doesnt work you should try WINS

this is a sample of my smb.conf

[global]
netbios name = nemesis
workgroup = servers
server string = All Esties Server
hosts allow = 192.168.
load printers = no
security = share
encrypt passwords = yes

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192


local master = yes
os level = 250
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
name resolve order = wins host bcast

wins support = yes
dns proxy = no

========


if you use wins support = yes then you should put your servers ip in windows WINS address (in tcp/ip options)
 
Old 02-04-2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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If i use wins then i must use static IP address in all windows machine. However, my uncle prefer using a dynamic IP. Is there anyway to work around?
Thanks
 
Old 02-05-2006, 12:46 AM   #4
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Wins has notthing to do with static ip. you can configure your linux box to be a DCHP server. That means it can give dynamic ips but first try to fix your smb.conf as I told you above and u will see that everything will work
 
Old 02-08-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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I did try wins but the windows machines still refuse to connect to linux althought i can connect from the linux server using smbclient. I guess there is something wrong with the port or firewall. I have SElinux enable. Do i have to open any port in iptable?

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