Help with Samba

James W. Beauchamp jbeauchamp7 at
Mon Oct 23 00:49:47 GMT 2000

did you log off and log back in as that user after you made the change in smb.conf?  Also, it takes some time for the program to re-read the smb.conf file.  I believe it does this automatically but I'm not sure of the time frame involved.  You can get around this by just stopping and restarting samba - smb stop - smb start after you make any changes. I hope I'm not just restating the obvious to you...Also, what version of Samba are you using and on what platform?

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Hope This Helps


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Prince Polius 
  To: samba-ntdom at 
  Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 9:36 PM
  Subject: Help with Samba

     I need some help and I am hoping that you are available. I have been
  running Samba on a linux box at home for a while now. I was recently
  contacted to set up a file server for a small company. The thing is...
  they will require various users to have access to different files, and
  ofcourse some users will have access to very little. I did some testing at
  home and was able to block off one of my users (at home) from a particular
  file (just as a test). I used the "valid users = whoever" and "public =
  no" command in the SHARE DEFINITIONS section of the smb.conf file. It
   worked fine. Now I would like to reinstate this user's access to the same
   file... but I can't get it to come back up... I keep getting a message
   that reads "... the share is not accessible/cannot be found..." All
   machines are Win98 except the samba server which runs on RedHat Linux 6.1.
  I sincerely thank you for your help...

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