samba headaches

TPsmith at TPsmith at
Thu Nov 16 16:16:08 GMT 2000

True, going out was never a problem, but I don't know anyone, with machines
that are talking across long distances, and over multiple subnets, who could
get their Win32 machines, to be able to create a mapped drive to a Samba 2.7
share, on a Solaris 2.7
If anyone knows how, I would be willing to pay $ to have you help me fix


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Williams ( CEO ACNS ) [mailto:cwilliams at]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 11:21 AM
To: TPsmith at; gonzo at; samba at
Subject: Re: samba headaches

Thanks for the feedback.  However, have got it working that I can get out
from the linux box to the win32 systems now.  still same prob. going in
though.  no that I have access here is the config.


   workgroup = acns.intern
   server string = Internal WWW Server
   hosts allow = 192.168.10. 127.
   name resolve order = lmhost bcast
   auto services = main
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = server
   password server =
   browse list = yes
  password level = 8
  username level = 8
  encrypt passwords = yes
  smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
  unix password sync = Yes
  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
  passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password*

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   remote browse sync =
   remote announce =
   local master = no
   os level = 25
   domain master = no
   preferred master = no
   domain controller =
   domain logons = no
   dns proxy = no

Good luck. hehe

#============================ Share Definitions

   comment = Main access
   path = /
   browseable = yes
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no

----- Original Message -----
From: <TPsmith at>
To: <gonzo at>; <samba at>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 4:32 PM
Subject: RE: samba headaches

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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