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Old 05-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Argh - Samba!

This used to work until I switched firewalls on my windows box. . .When I switched to kerio, samba and pretty much all networking stopped working and now that I'm back on ZoneAlarm, it works sort of. anyway here's the problem. I used to be able to access my the linux directories that I shared and now it asks me for authentication (and my samba password doesn't work). Even after setting public for yes and a bunch of other stuff in the smb.conf. nothing is working. It's just a 2 computer LAN, i really just need there to be no authentication and take all of the hassle (especially since I can't access it now anyway because of the password issue). Here's my smb.conf it that helps:

# Global Parameters

workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = linux

read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
guest account = nobody

path = /usr/share/xmms/Skins
read only = no
public = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
guest account = nobody

Does the account 'nobody' have to exist on my linux box?
Old 05-11-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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Don't know if this will help but here is my smb.conf. I can easily access the [shared] folder in the FAT 32 windows partition of my machine from any other Windows machine on my LAN (which is what you seem to want to do?)

I noticed that my smb.conf has a lot more stuff in it than yours. Maybe one of the settings I have set up is the one you're missing?


netbios name = stefan
workgroup = GOEDEHOOP10
security = share
log file = /var/log/samba.log
log level = 1
wins support = yes
domain logons = no
logon drive = f:
logon home = \\stefan\%U
os level = 99
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
hosts allow =
encrypt passwords = yes
browseable = yes
lanman auth = yes
lm announce = yes

path = /mnt/win/shared
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
create mode = 0666
directory mode = 0777
browseable = yes
public = yes

This /mnt/win/shared (which is C:\shared when I'm in Windows) is then accessible to any Windows PC on my LAN without the Windows user having to type passwords or anything.

Hope this helps!


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