Problems with Samba

Mirko Brix mirko.brix at
Tue Jan 25 14:27:01 GMT 2000

i still have problems with my samba-server after various general
configuration-changes. i can not connect any client to the server. there is
no way with win 95 or nt nor with the linux-server itself. i work with three
machines runnig win 95, nt and linux (kernel 2.0.36) with the local ip
addresses (linux), (nt) and (win95).
i use samba version 2.0.5a. i have enabled encrypt passwords = yes and build
a smbpasswd file with the script. after that i have changed
the passwords for the valid user. my smb.conf declares two sections. one
[home] for the user and a [public] for central storage of data and access
for every valid user.
a copy of my smb.conf is attached.
the problem is that i can not connect to my server. if it is running as
local master it looks like no browse list is send to the other computers.
because there is a browse list in the /var/lock/samba/ directory but no
computer is shown in the workgroup. if it is not runnig as local master and
nt is up all computers are visible. but there is no access to the samba.
after looking in my log.nmb i saw that a user is recognized as a valid user
and the password is accepted but then i got this message:
Couldn't set effective gid to 100 currently set to (real=0,eff=0)
after that the connection is closed.
i have looked on various websites for help, but i cant find. I am new in
using networks and linux and please excuse my bad english but please try to
help me.


mirko brix

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norderstedter str.2                        fax: +49 4193 89 24 85
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