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Old 02-14-2005, 07:44 AM   #1
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samba conf smb.conf

Dear All,

I am trying to share public file from my Mandrake 10.1 Box to
two Pc on my local net.
I runned "Samba wizard config" and I see now the samba server on my local net
great !

However impossible to access to the shared files.../home/samba/public
I do not have permission...

I guess I have to add some user name according to those on my PCs?
But I do not need this kind of thing...I just need a basic config without
password without user name and to print out via my Mandrake Box whatever the Pc
connected and to access to /home/samba/public whatever the PC

For the moment it is enough for me
Did someone has a example of smb.conf that will allow this ?
(HOWTODO, Lea do not help me I need something open on my local net)

Best regards

Old 02-14-2005, 08:13 AM   #2
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Replace "security = user" with "security = share" in smb.conf
With security=user you have to add users to /etc/samba/smbpasswd with 'smbpasswd -a username'
With security=share the share rights decides which rights users have.

- Peder
Old 02-15-2005, 03:00 AM   #3
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Dear Peder,

that does not work...but I installed SWAT so I just start to work on.
That should help I suppose

Thanks again

Old 02-15-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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A few things to think about:

Firewall? You will have to add a trusted zone on your windows firewall, example: to or else the samba shares will not get though.

Workgroup name? You need to set the workgroup name of all your network machines to the same share name, examples "homelan" or "zoot".

From your windows machines, can you open a quasi-shell with 'cmd' and type "net view". Can you see your samba server through this? If you can't then you're being blocked somewhere.

From your linux machines, smbclient -L localhost will do the same thing.

Good luck! It really does work
Old 02-15-2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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Adding to the already good advice being offered...

quite often the PC units don't know the Linux box by name.

Try this...

Open "My Computer" (you can also do this from the Internet Explorer) on your Winblows machines.

Then type


Where the above IP address gets replace by that of your Linux box.

This will cause the XP machine to browse the Samba client w/o using a netbios machine name.

If this works you know what needs to be fixed.
Old 02-17-2005, 04:27 AM   #6
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Many thank for your help
but still not working I am tryimg with SWAT
All the best


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