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I have [homes] in smb.conf setup. I have 3 users with home directories. Only one shows up on my win 98 box, and It doesn't accept a password to access it. I have Unix passwords for all accounts and I believe SMB passwords also (it won't accept new SMB passwords.) I also enabled plain-text passwords in the 98 registry in case that was the problem. If anyone has any feed back on why I only get one user's home directory instead of one for each of the three and why it doesn't accept the password I would appreciate it.
I highly recommend to use the SWAT (Samba Web Admistration Tool) to make changes in samba.conf. Anyway, in my humble opinion, you need to configure a share for each home, including in every configuration the path for each home separetely. Once again, download and install swat. Then open your favourite web browser ang go to http://localhost:901/ acces as root and everything becomes easier. It comes (swat) with a fantastic help section.
Originally posted by oski I highly recommend to use the SWAT (Samba Web Admistration Tool) to make changes in samba.conf.
Personanly I wouldn't as it really screws with your config fiels and I have seen it cause problems with password files.
Originally posted by oski Anyway, in my humble opinion, you need to configure a share for each home, including in every configuration the path for each home separetely.
You shouldn;t need ot do this since the generic "homes" share should do this automatically.
Originally posted by oski Once again, download and install swat. Then open your favourite web browser ang go to http://localhost:901/ acces as root and everything becomes easier. It comes (swat) with a fantastic help section.
Up t you but I suggest you backup your config files first. Same goes if you try webmin.
Originally posted by david_ross Are you logging into microsoft networks with the same username as you are using for samba?
No I wasn't. A Redhat book I have gave me the impression that It would show all home directories. Now I see that I have to login to windows as that user to access the corresponding directory. That also helped me figure out the password problem; I was already logged into windows as the user for that directory before I started SMB on the linux box.
What I wanted was all the home directories to show at once so I could map them as drives like I was doing with an NFS client on windows. I guess I'll have to make separate paths, I assume using [private] in smb.conf for each one.
I decided to order a samba book. The linux books don't tell much about samba.
Thanks again. I've got allot to learn about samba. I'll probably be posting later about the samba printing problems I'm having, if the book I ordered doesn't help. Printing using smbclient is easy, but the other methods I haven't figured out yet