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Old 01-15-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
wenberg
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Samba setup help


I've read and followed lots of Samba How-Tos on the internet, I still can't figure this out. Here is my test smb.conf...

Quote:
# Global Parameters

workgroup = WENBERG
netbios name = Samba
encrypt passwords = yes
server string = Samba server
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

[homes]
read only = no
browseable = yes

[vern]
path = /samba
browseable = yes
public = yes
valid users = @admins, vern, root
write list = @admins, vern, root
I log into my Windows machine as "vern" and I go to network neighborhood and I still can't see anything the workgroup "WENBERG".
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:30 AM   #2
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Download and install KSambaPlugin, I use it to set up my shares.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 08:10 AM   #3
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I don't use X or a GUI, is there a utility that is in text mode similar to KSambaPlugin?
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:30 PM   #4
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Did you add the users on the samba machine using smbadduser?

What version of windows?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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Yes I added the user using smbadduser. I'm using Windows XP as the client.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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You could always install Webmin, and try to configure it right from your XP machine. I use it quite a bit along with SSH since my Slackware box isn't in the same room as my desktop.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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I actually have installed Webmin. It seems like I've configured it fine. I just can't get my Windows XP machine to recognize the samba server. tsk tsk.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:36 AM   #8
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Can you at least map to a share using at least the IP address of your
Samba server?

Also try

[global]
wins server = w.x.y.z

Your server not appearing on the browse list does not mean that's its not working

Also are your servers broken up between 2 or more subnets?

I suggest that you read http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/toc.html
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:52 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aussie
Download and install KSambaPlugin, I use it to set up my shares.
I don't see a version for Slackware, will those listed work? They only have it listed for SuSe and Mandrake.

I need to do this too.

thx,

a.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:04 AM   #10
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Just download the source and build it.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:09 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aussie
Just download the source and build it.
Did I mention that I just jumped in head first yesterday? I've never compiled anything period. So I guess I've got some homework to do.

I'll get the source and start reading up on how to do this. Of course, hints are always welcome

a.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 05:31 PM   #12
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Download the source to a directory in your $HOME, I download KDE stuff to /home/bern/Downloads/kde/apps, uncompress it, cd to the newly created source directory and build and install with the following three commands,
./configure
make
make install *this last one must be as root*

Then you will find a new samba module in the networking section of the kde control center and a new 'sharing' tab in the properties dialog when you right click on a directory in konqueror.

Last edited by Aussie; 01-19-2004 at 05:33 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 07:55 PM   #13
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Windows is really crummy at browsing a network sometimes.

try entering the ip address like this

\\192.168.0.1
 
Old 01-21-2004, 01:06 PM   #14
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I see that you did not specificly say no wins support.
I had one hell of a time with wins support, and I think you should just turn it off.

add under global
Code:
[global]
wins support = false
That should help =]
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:02 PM   #15
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Coupla questions, and a coupla suggestions.

Is the Windoze box a member of the 'WENBERG' workgroup?

Is the samba box _really_ named Samba? Does WINS or DHCP know that? If Samba is _not_ acting as your WINS server, what is?

Now, for the suggestions. Don't allow 'root' as a user, it's a bad security practice.

Go to the text docs directory of Samba and read DIAGNOSIS.txt. Read it again, and do all the steps described - in order - and I'll bet you find the problem. That document hasn't changed much, if at all, in the last eight years and has _got_ to be the best way to t'shoot an installation.

Let us know how it goes.

Regards,
Geoff.
 
  


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