Hooking up

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at xavier.sa.edu.au
Thu Jun 15 00:31:50 GMT 2000

Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> Mike Westkamper wrote:
> >
> > As long-time lurker here with a couple of successful installs I thought
> > this one would be a breeze. No so.
> > I have the RedHat 6.1 distribution set up on an Intel box. SAMBA 2.0.6
> > is configured as a member of an NT domain. The PDC is a NT 4.0(sp5) box.
> > I followed the HOWTO on SAMBA.org web site for setting up SAMBA as a
> > member. From the Linux system it reports that it joined the domain. From
> > command line on an NT system I can NET USE the share (NET USE K:
> > \\\public) and read access the files in the share.
> >
> > Three problems...
> >
> > 1.    The PDC server manager reports "Network path not found" when I
> > attempt to look at the Linux/SAMBA Server.
> > 2.    The Linux/SAMBA box does not appear on browse (Network) desktop
> > folders on any NT boxes
> Both of these are related to NetBIOS naming problems. Need more info to
> solve really... Try posting your smb.conf. Broadcast resolution isn't
> working, but you've got at least some functionality as p-node resolution
> (used when you type "net use") is OK.

Your Samba server has the 'wins support=yes' line, are the Windows
clients looking to the samba machine as the WINS server?

If so, try a test machine with static LMHOSTS entries.

> > 3.    I cannot seem to write onto the shared drive.
> Check that the share is set to read/write in smb.conf. Then check that
> the Windows user attached to the share maps to a Unix user with
> permissions to write files in that directory. Samba doesn't override
> underlying filesystem permissions....

After seeing the smb.conf, I too think it might be Unix permissions.

Hope it helps,

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