samba headaches

TPsmith at TPsmith at
Thu Nov 16 15:32:28 GMT 2000

and the networking and multiple subnet issues of using SAMBA continue.
Steve and Charles, welcome to the wonderful world of SAMBA. What you need to
do, to use SAMBA, is put your SAMBA on Unix box that is in walking distance
of your win32 machines, on the same subnet, and never ever put the server on
a different subnet or move it far from the users.  SAMBA is NOT an
enterprise solution for file access, when going from a win32 box to a
Unix/Linux SAMBA server.  It just doesn't Work!  I became a serious Unix
administrator over the past year, I am of course, still learning ALOT, what
I did learn, from trying to get SAMBA working, from Win32 boxes to
SAMBA-Unix box, is forget it, unless the network is "flat" and/or you are
right next to the server.
Unix is great, but for having users, already on a Windows network, using
windows clients, just use a WINDOWS server, when part of the server's
function is file sharing.... I am tired of fight SAMBA, I am sure I am not
the only one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Gonzales [mailto:gonzo at]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 9:29 AM
To: samba at
Subject: RE: samba headaches

I have the same problem.  You could (grimace (-< ) copy your smb.conf to a
floppy and carry it to your email box.

I'd be interested in comparing smb.conf files.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Charles Williams ( CEO ACNS )
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 7:16 AM
To: samba at
Subject: samba headaches


I have a slight problem with browsing a samba server.  I can see the server
(www) in network neighborhood but when I click on it to see the shares I get
that the network is busy or some such.  I get this error with ever win32
system on the network.  I don't have another linux box at the moment to test
with linux.  I would love to say that below you will find the samba config
but I have no access to the net from the linux box at the moment and can't
copy across the network. hehe.  Any ideas?


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