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Old 04-15-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Samba help


I have samba activated to run as a service in MEPIS, but I don't use it to do anything. In the smb4k manager I can see one other PC on my network (windows) and I couldn't figure out the password. I also saw I had a shared folder mounted. So is there a way to be able to access this folder from windows? And how do you find out the password for the other network connection? Thanks
 
Old 04-15-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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How can you not know the password to a winblow$ machine on your network? Did you set this machine up? Right click the share on the winblow$ machine and choose the option that allows unrestricted access to that share, you should then be able to access it using Smb4k.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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Can anyone refer me to a good samba FAQ/wiki?

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:08 AM   #4
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Yes, it is possibly to access samba shares from Windows, and the other way, too. But it's not necessarily easy...

You should take a look at /etc/samba/smb.conf (man smb.conf, interesting parameters: security, encrypt passwords). Then there is smbpasswd command. On Windows side, it is possible to allow plaintext passwords, if security is no big issue (with older Windows you may need to set a flag in the registry: EnablePlaintextPasswords, and restart Windows).
 
Old 04-16-2007, 01:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Brianfast
I have samba activated to run as a service in MEPIS, but I don't use it to do anything. In the smb4k manager I can see one other PC on my network (windows) and I couldn't figure out the password. I also saw I had a shared folder mounted. So is there a way to be able to access this folder from windows? And how do you find out the password for the other network connection? Thanks
In Linux Machine create a smb password for users (means if u have a user brainfast create smb password for him and if no user are there then add a user with useradd command)with smbpasswd command.
#smbpasswd -a brainfast <username>.

Activate the user with the below command.
#smbpasswd -e brainfast

Restart the smb service with
#service smb restart

And check on the Windows machine with the smb username and password.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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Samba help

I was having a similar problem with smb4k on an Ubuntu box.

It turns out that smb4k came with a smb.conf of its own. There were entries in /etc/samba/smb.conf that were causing me not to access the share on other Linux and Win boxes, not access the share on Ubuntu from other Linux or Win boxes and no way to see the Ubuntu box when I searched the network for shares from the other boxes.

If you have any knowledge of smb.conf, you can go in and edit it, comment out the extra stuff, don't delete anything just in case and restart samba, /etc/rc.d/init.d/samba restart.

Sorry I don't have a more detailed post. The computer is at work and I don't have access to it from home.
 
  


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