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Old 12-02-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Samba - folders asking for password but wont accept

I have Samba up & running on suse 9. I am trying to set up sharing on some folders & files on Samba for some XP machines to see. I want full rights read,write,execute for an office to share. So far I have created the folders in the smb.conf and the folders show up when I go to Network Neighborhood on the xp problem there. However when I click on the folder Blocks for instance...i get a dialog box.. Server/user & password ,fill it in but it will not open. What am I doing wrong?

: I have created users and passwords using useradd & smbpasswd
: security is set to share
: server is Austin
: workgroup is bahamas

smb.conf :

add user script = /usr/sbin/addsmbmachine2ldap %m
admin users = administrator
domain logons = yes
domain master = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
ldap admin dn = uid=cyrus,dc=capital,dc=com
ldap del only sam attr = Yes
ldap filter = (&(uid=%u)(objectclass=sambaAccount))
ldap port = 389
ldap server = localhost
ldap ssl = No
ldap suffix = dc=capital,dc=com
log level = 1
logon home = \\%L\%U
logon path = \\%L\%U\profile
map to guest = Bad User
os level = 255
preferred master = yes
printcap name = CUPS
printing = CUPS
security = share
syslog = 0
time server = Yes
unix extensions = Yes
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
wins support = yes
workgroup = bahamas

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
writable = yes
share modes = yes
browseable = No
comment = Home Directories
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
read only = No
valid users = %S
comment = Printer Drivers
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
force group = ntadmin
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
browseable = No
comment = All Printers
create mask = 0600
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
path = /data/blocks
browseable = yes
force create mode = 0775
force directory mode = 0775
public = yes
read only = No
valid users = %S
Old 12-02-2004, 05:01 PM   #2
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first of all start off with a simple samba script like this

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/11/05 17:08:08

# Global parameters
workgroup = LEXIUN
server string = %h server (Samba %v)
encrypt passwords = Yes
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
dns proxy = No
invalid users = root

comment = Home Directories
create mask = 0700
directory mask = 0700
browseable = No

comment = All Printers
path = /tmp
create mask = 0700
printable = Yes
browseable = No

comment = swat samba test
path = /youchoosethepaht
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

the scritp above is created with swat and you need a user name + password to loging
be sure you create the path = /youchoosethepaht and to be sure chmod 777 the folder
Old 12-04-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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thanks wesleywest
I loaded this and changed the workgroup, created path /temp, did the chmod and now I can see the temp folder and access it !!
I think why i was having prob's before is that I had /data/temp and I dont know how to create permissions down 2 levels so all I was seeing is the data folder but couldnt access any folders inside /data.. I've lots to learn.



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