rasjidw at openminddev.net
Sat Jul 27 11:29:43 EST 2002
On Sat, 27 Jul 2002 5:39 am, The Korfhage Family wrote:
> Ok, well I have read and tried as many things that I can to get this
> Linux server up as a file server and it still does not work. So, as a
> last resort, I am calling upon your wisdom for assistance. I am sorry
> to bug you however. Let me state the facts as I know them. I installed
> Linux Redhat 7.2 and the Samba software, I believe successfully but I
> think the smb.conf file configuration is not setup correctly. I
> attached it as well as a few other server configuration files.
> I am using a DSL modem and a router which is at IP 192.168.1.1 and it
> acts to assign Dynamic IP Addresses to all the 98 workstations in the
> workgroup (which is KORF). The main workstation is setup with an IP
> address 192.168.1.104 which is assigned by the router. The Linux server
> which is just going to be a file server is given an IP address
> 192.168.1.2 which is also assigned by the router. I can ping the IP
> address of the server from the workstation, and vice versa. No problem.
> However, when I try to ping the servers name KTSERV1 from the
> workstation, it does not work.
> I just can’t figure it out by reading all the files that are supposed to
> assist me! I read two books and still don’t get it. UGGGGGHHHH. I am
> just about to pitch the thing and forget it but I figured I would try to
> see if you can help me. Thanks, sorry again.
I have only had a look at the smbclient.txt file, but it looks to me like
perhaps you have not added the users to the smbpasswd file. It was a mistake
that I used to make regularly.
# cat /etc/samba/smbpasswd
If this is empty, then have a look at 'man smbpasswd'
Alternately, I would suggest running swat, the web-based configuration tool
for samba. It also has quite good docs in it, and makes setting up new
shares etc quite easy.
To enable swat, edit /etc/xinetd.d/swat, and change 'disable = yes' to
'disable = no'. Then
# /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
to start swat running.
Then bring up a browser, and go to 'localhost:901'. Log in as root with the
root password. Read some of the docs. Add your shares. Add your users
(under password). Restart smbd and nmbd. Hopefully you will be happy.
A third solution if you just want to have a common file server for the family
is to use a turnkey solution that will just work out of the box and requires
almost no effort to set up.
Two such turnkey solutions are Mitel's SME server (http://www.e-smith.org) and
ClarkConnect (http://www.clarkconnect.org). Both have a free version more
than suitable for the home environment. I have not had a look at
ClarkConnect yet, but I can vouch for SME's easy of installation and use.
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