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Old 11-14-2007, 03:49 AM   #1
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Red face samba server


i am new to Linux. i set up a linux server. set up samba ser for sharing on a windows network. the problem is i cant connect to the server.i there something i should change on the configuration?...please help me with the step-by-step successifull setup of the samba server.

thanks in advance............
Old 11-14-2007, 04:05 AM   #2
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clearly not an intro. moved to linux - nnewbie
Old 11-15-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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Have a look at this How-to, it might help:

If not, please post the contents of your /etc/smb.conf file - we'll need this information before anyone can help further.

Good luck!
Old 11-15-2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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Please put the distro you are using in your LQ profile. Some distro's like SuSE and Mandriva have GUI configuration tools, but we can't point you to this solution if you don't indicate which distro you have. You can also use samba swat to configure samba via it's web interface.
Old 11-15-2007, 05:08 AM   #5
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A silly thought, have you added the users that you want to be able to connect, to the sambe server? i.e.

smbpasswd -a fred
<verify password>
then restart sever.
Old 11-15-2007, 05:25 AM   #6
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thanks~~!Very great~!
Keep up the great work~!
Old 11-15-2007, 07:12 AM   #7
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Thanks JamesHall, the link was very helpfull on the HOWTOS of SMB.


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