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Old 01-27-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
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Angry Can't connect via Samba

I am a new IT Manager at a secondary school, and we are running Slaakware 8.1 as our internet server and gateway.

I amm trying to set-up Samba, to enable the web site to be uploaded accross our internal network, but cannot connect.

I have been through the smb.conf file very carefully, but cannot see the error. testparm doesn;t report any problems, and I can ping the server without issue. The defined Linux shares are visable through a windows explorer window, and the security is set to SHARE.

When I click on one of the shares, I am prompted for a name and password as I would expect. However, when I submit this, I get the following message :

\\Rogue\public is not accessible.
The account is not authorized to login from this station.

I have checked the hosts allow setting is OK, but I can't get through. It also seems that neither the name nor the password are actually being checked, as sending the form with null entries has the same effect.

Any ideas?
Old 01-27-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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Have you tried setting up a smb user with the smbpasswd command?

I tend to use:

smbpasswd -a <username>

And it will then prompt for the password creation, etc. From there I also always make sure the hosts that will be accessing the server are in the /etc/hosts file, etc.
Old 01-28-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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Tried smbuser route - no difference!
Old 01-28-2004, 01:16 PM   #4
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Originally posted by vinny0
Tried smbuser route - no difference!
Well, that didn't necessarily answer my question I had but how do you have it configured for samba? Shared out with guest access or user only? Post your smb.conf file if you have to.
Old 01-28-2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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If you have a user account on the web server, just ftp your files from the internal network to the web server. Alternately you could post your smb.conf file so that it would be easier to see where the problem might be.


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