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Old 09-30-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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samba server is not accessible

i am using rh9.
cannot make work samba.
in smb.conf changed workgroup name.
enabled shared folder for samba users in samba gui.

when trying to browse from w98 can see samba computer.
when click on icon getting message: \\X is not accessible.
the computer or sharename could not be found.

when try to find samba server by ip address no success at all.

what i have to add in smb.conf?
Old 09-30-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Hi, Michael. A good start might be to take a look at the Samba HOWTO Collection.

In general, you'll need to make sure your smb.conf file has the following lines in it:

  workgroup = <workgroupname>
  security = server
  password server = <windows domain controller machine name>
  encrypt passwords = yes
Hope it helps!

-- Kintar
Old 09-30-2003, 05:04 PM   #3
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NB - simple but easily forgotten is....

~shutdown ALL firewalls first~

you'd be surprized.
Old 09-30-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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Did you create the smb password file? I run this command to create it:

cat /etc/passwd | /usr/bin/ > /etc/samba/smbpasswd

Then set smbpasswords for users:

smbpasswd user

Hope that helps.

Last edited by dnorseman; 09-30-2003 at 05:19 PM.
Old 09-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #5
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Mossy you are right.
I just disabled firewall...
Security level was medium. I put it to No firewall.
I want to put it to medium back.
How I can enable smb incoming protocol on firewall?
Thanks to all people that answered.
Old 09-30-2003, 05:55 PM   #6
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close misbehaving firewall app and restart um said firewall. It should behave. If not try to add your share/ip/whatever as a dmz [demilitarized zone - unfirewalled ] if not - reinstall.



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