Beginner with beginner's problem
trussl at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 24 19:05:22 GMT 2000
I am including a part of the text from smb.log. I have followed the
instructions in "Using Samba" but to no avail. I have checked through the
troubleshooting chapter which directed me to the logs initially, but has
nothing specific to say about bad news contained therein. The output of the
log makes it clear that the problem is related to the smp_passwd file but I
am not sure why, nor do I have a clue howto fix it. The line that follows is
repeated maybe a hundred times verbatim.
[2000/08/24 18:18:42, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:getsmbfilepwent(164)
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
I am studying at home, alone, without help (apart from books). I have Red
Hat 6.1 on a Celeron 500, and Samba 2.0.5a, which I installed today. On
another computer I have NT4. All TCP/IP stuff is fine, confirmed by
successful pinging between machines. Running 'smbclient -U% -L localhost'
confirms the existence of the two computers and their names accurately.
Strangely though, nmb.log reports that the network is 127.0.0.1, and that
nmbd always battles it out with the NT4 PDC and seems to win the browser
elections. Quite amusing really. ifconfig correctly reports all the TCP/IP
information I have entered.
Can you help, or do you need more information from me. Please help, I am
having a tough time with Linux and really want to like it. I own a
NoNameClone type of computer which is basically giving me headache after
headache. Still, being dumped in the deep end forces one to learn.
Yours in profound hopefullness
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