Configuration questions: 1.9.18p10

Scott D. Webster swebster at
Wed Dec 16 16:43:03 GMT 1998

On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, Chad Price wrote:

> I've got 1.9.18p10 up and running happily on a Solaris 2.4 box. I have got
> the configuration set so that from my own PC (running NT4, sp4) on the same
> subnet, I can login with no problems.  Running smbclient on the Unix box
> also confirms that I can use other user ID's also.
> Problem 1: other users do not seem to be able to login.

	Try running "smbpasswd -e USERNAME" for each user that can't log
in.  'smbpasswd' seems to set each account to disabled when you first set
the passwd (if you don't use the "-e" the first time).  This will probably
be a big FAQ for the 2.0 series.  It took me a while to figure it out,
until I saw a "D" in the [] section of the smbpasswd entries.

> Problem 2: samba server is not visible on another subnet

	Wins works by broadcast messages.  Most routers don't forward
broadcast messages.  I'm not completely sure off the top of my head how to
fix this, but have a look at the "remote browse sync" & "remote announce"

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