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Old 12-13-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Redhat Samba with Win95

Ok, I'm in this company that refuses to upgrade, so I'm installing samba server on a linux machine, that will coexist with an NT server and their windows 95 workstations.

What I've done today, but still can't get Windows 95 to view the shared resources on Samba server:

-Install RedHat 9 w/ Samba (2.0.3?)
-Tested the install. testparm and smbstatus works good. Both machines are able to ping each other.
-Tried smbclient -L localhost -U user, could work, but I couldn't seem to find the name of the server. (I could only use localhost and nothing else, how do I check the name of my server?)
-Configured the 95 client. Installed TCP/IP for the network card. Couldn't work. Tried installing all sorts of drivers like IPX/SX etc. Couldn't work as well. Tried removing conflicting devices. No help. Whenever I got into the network neighbourhood section, I get an "Unable to browse the network" error message.

I'm quite confused over many things, mainly, how do I create a specific shared directory and allow the windows users to use it? I think I've got some steps mixed up.

If there's any informative help I'd gladly appreciate it. Otherwise tomorrow I'll redo everything over again and post a more detailed story.

Is there a good site that can teach me step by step? Every single detail?

This message was edited by Reality on 13 Dec 2004 09:45 PM
Old 12-13-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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sounds like you've done a lot!

only three points to make:
a) you only need tcp-ip for samba - no other protocols are required on your windows clients

b) for an overview try:

... these guys do good intro notes for small network setup.

c) don't get all excited about SWAT straight away - if you manually edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf file you should see some pretty straightforward example shares etc. that you can uncomment/customise to your needs.

Old 12-14-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help man.

I've got it configured, I can view my Samba server from network neighbourhood. I'm using a Windows 98 as my client machine. However, I can't seem to get pass the password stage, they keep mentioning that I have to have a password. I've tried all passwords but failed. I have also played with encrypted/unencrypted keys to synchronize both client and servers but to no avail.

I'll try again tomorrow. Hopefully I solve this, but I'll come back with a lot of other questions I guess. Stay tuned guys!


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