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Old 08-03-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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help, SAMBA stoped working...connecting

here is my smb.conf file it was working before i formatted and reinstalled winXP i am using the same user name, password, and workgroup i was before i formatted, yet now i can not connect to my samba share.

i also lost the GUI for my samba share account home directory.... i dont know if that matters.

anyways i can see the share, i can see my home directory for the share, but i can not access the big share it self. i either get a not authorized error, or i get NOTHING. it just keeps putting up the prompt for user/pw again and again and again and ... you get the point:

# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
#======================= Global Settings =====================================

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
	workgroup = ssma.local

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
	server string = Samba Server

# This option is important for security.  It allows you to restrict
# connections to machiens which are on your loacl network.
	hosts allow = 192.168.2.

# If you want to autmatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard.  Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups
	printing = cups

# This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
	max log size = 50

# Security mode.  Most people will want user level security.  See
# security_level.txt for details.
	security = user

# You may wish to use password encryption.  Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
	encrypt passwords = yes
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following is neede to keep smbclient from spouting spurious errors
# when Samba is built with support for SSL.
	ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
#	the encrypted SMB paswords.  They allow the Unix password
#	to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
		unix password sync = Yes
		passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
		passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# You can use PAM's password change control flags for Samba.  If
# enabled, then PAM will be used for password changes when requested
# by a SMB client instead of the program listed in passwd program.
# It should be possible to enable this without changing your passwd
# chat parameter for most setups.

	pam password change = yes

	obey pam restrictions = yes

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

	dns proxy = no

#============================== Share Definitions ===============================
	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writable = yes
	valid users = %S
	create mode = 0644
	directory mode = 0755

# printers
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = no
	guest ok = no
	writable = no
	printable = yes

# uncomment if useing /tmp/*
;	comment = Temporary file space
;	path = /tmp/samba
#  in the path place what ever subdirectory you want
;	read only = no
;	public = yes
please tell me what i need to do to fix this. yes i have gome back and chmod -R 777 /home/sharename and that did not help either.

to new to linux to guess the next step, and the site i have been using for tutorial does not tell me how to resolve this issue.

FYI i can get proper responce from both nbtstat -a and net view \\ from winXP pro.

i am on a LAN if that matters.
Old 08-03-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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