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Old 09-03-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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How to work Samba?

Hi! All,

I facing the problem, my laptop (Window 2000) can not connect to Fedora through LAN. I using the Linksys wireless router at home. but I not sure that my Samba conf is correct or not correct? Anyone can give me a guide?

Old 09-03-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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You Say you can't see fedora from windows? What about windows from fedora?

A quick search of google or should show some answers.

I found this
Old 09-03-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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I cannot connect Fedora from windows, the Fedora act for a file server!
I try follow the instruction!!
Old 09-03-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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I run Red Hat, so this site helped me a lot:

There is a lot of documentation on Samba. A quick search of the net will provide you with some answers. Also try here:

There are a few things to remember about installing Samba. You must set up ther shares, and follow the rules for encryption and passwords if necessary. Please note the excerpt from my own smb.conf file below, which you will have to edit to get it to work. I have set up a share on the machine for a remote user to connect to:

comment = files on vaio
path = /home/dave/
#valid users = # SMB password file., dave
valid users = dave
writeable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0765

also, you must let one of your Linux servers become the Master Browser. Use these settings:

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
local master = yes

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
os level = 33

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
domain master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
preferred master = yes

Note that there can be only one domain master.

The OS level must be set higher thatn that of the Windows systems. The default settings shown here will probably suffice. Also, your Samba server must join a workgroup:

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = homeworkgroup
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = Samba Server

Read as much nas you can about Samba before making any changes. There is some amount of configuration to do, but stick with it, it will work! Hope this helps.


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