Uncooperative Dos Share

Lynn L. Ragan lynn at cadl.lib.mi.us
Tue Dec 22 21:20:34 GMT 1998

I have a server running Red Hat Linux 5.2 with samba 1.9.18 installed
(at least that's the rpm package). The server itself is mounting and
sharing two SCSI cdrom drives - the kind that are capable of changing up
to six cdroms each.

The OS mounts the drives correctly. I can see the files.
I have shared the drive contents and can map access to them over a Win95
network. I have set the permissions to be as open as I know how.  We
have done test installations of Office 97 from these shared resources.
It works perfectly. The user is never challenged for a password. That is
what we want.

Now the problem:

The particular application I want to share is a DOS app called Sharepac.
It is a library reference resource of all our collective holdings from
each of the different libraries.  When I set up a Win95 machine to share
the cdrom resource, I can successfully access the CDROM from a
workstation and run the software. However, when I attempt the same from
the Linux server, I can not get the software to run. There don't appear
to be any error messages in the /var/log section. As far as I can tell,
Samba believes that it is offering the resources correctly. This tells
me I have a configuration error, but I a little out of my depth with

I will include my configuration file below. Any insights would be
greatly appreciated.


   workgroup = Llic

   server string = SharePAC

   hosts allow = 207.74.123. 127.

;   printcap name = /etc/printcap
;   load printers = yes

;   printing = bsd

;  guest account = pcguest

   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

   max log size = 50

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
;   security = user
# Use password server option only with security = server
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
;  password level = 8

;  encrypt passwords = yes
;  smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
;  username map = /etc/smbusers

;   include = /etc/smb.conf.%m

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY

;   interfaces =

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
# a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;   remote browse sync =
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
;   remote announce =

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
;   local master = no

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
;   os level = 33

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
;   domain master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
;   preferred master = yes

# Use only if you have an NT server on your network that has been
# configured at install time to be a primary domain controller.
;   domain controller = <NT-Domain-Controller-SMBName>

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
;   domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
;   logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;   logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS
;   wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT
;   wins server = w.x.y.z

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
;   wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names

# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
   dns proxy = no

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
;  preserve case = no
;  short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
;  default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
;  case sensitive = no

#============================ Share Definitions
;;   comment = Home Directories
;   browseable = no
;   writable = yes

  comment = CADL SharePAC
  fake oplocks = no
  locking = no
  path = /cdrom_1
  read only = yes
  guest ok = yes
  public = yes

  comment = LLIC SharePAC
  fake oplocks = no
  locking = no
  path = /cdrom_2
  read only = yes
  guest ok = yes
  public = yes

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