Issues with SAMBA install

Kevin Colby kevinc at
Tue Apr 11 21:12:58 GMT 2000

I can't answer all your questions, but I thought I'd hit a few.

Gerry George wrote:
> I am trying to set some environment variables in my login script.
> It does not work.  (I know this is not a SAMBA issue, but someone
> may have experienced and solved it)

Yes, this is really a DOS batch file question.
Setting environment variables in batch files is weird and tricky.
The best thing I ever did though, was get a replacement for the
DOS "set" command.  "ASET" is a wonderful free one I found that
has some good documentation on this.

> Can one create a share for a specific user or group **which is
> only visible to that group**?

How about hidden shares?  (e.g.  "\\MACHINE\SHARENAME$")

> Is there an X-client for SMB to allow one to browse and use
> SMB shares from within X?

Not quite.  If you're running Linux, mount the shares in question
and simply use your favorite X file manager.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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