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Old 06-13-2003, 12:21 AM   #1
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samba configuration problem (?)

hi, I wanted to reinstall Mandrake 9.1 because I did not like Redhat 9 for various reasons. I backed up my data on a Windows XP box over the network with LinNeighborhood in Redhat 9. After I installed Mandrake again, I tried going into LinNeighborhood, and the XP box doesn't show up. I have configured the hostname in smb.conf as well as in LinNeighborhood to be the same as the windows hostname. I have read several HOWTOs and READMEs on Samba (using SWAT and emacs, by hand) and LinNeighborhood, and I still can't browse the network. My internet connection works fine though. Both the MDK and XP boxes are connected to a router. I can see the XP box with other Windows boxes, so I know sharing is properly configured. Please help. Thanks.
Old 06-13-2003, 03:55 AM   #2
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netbios name = Samba server
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
server string = Linux Server
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
username level = 8
workgroup = silvernet.lan
os level = 33
auto services = Filer
encrypt passwords = yes
domainmaster = yes
wins support = true
password level = 8



You might allso have to run
\\ (the ip to your server)
i run box on the start menyn.

I hope you allso have created samba password for the users you wan't to log in.

Like this
smbpasswd -a user
Old 06-13-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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eXor, I tried your smb.conf file, issued the smbpasswd command, and I still can't see the XP box from my MDK box. I typed the server IP in mozilla and got my router config tool. This is strange to me because under Redhat, LinNeighborhood recognized my Windows box without a hitch. Any other ideas?
Old 06-13-2003, 08:38 PM   #4
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solution... sort of

I got my backed up files by accessing the other XP box with my XP (dual boot) partition, and mounting it in Linux and copying the files. Maybe not a permanent solution, but this is all I need samba for at the moment. Problem solved for now. Thanks.


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