newbie help with smbclient

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Fri Oct 27 19:14:22 GMT 2000


On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:09:09 -0400, Willis Alexander Jr. wrote:

>I am having some trouble getting samba
>to work. Any help and/or pointers would
>be helpful. When I type: 
>% smbclient -L localhost
>I get:
> Sharename      Type      Comment
>        ---------      ----      -------
>        public         Disk      Public Stuff
>        test           Disk      first test for samba
>        IPC$           IPC       IPC Service (Samba Server on Caldera
>        ps1            Printer
>        Server               Comment
>        ---------            -------
>        Workgroup            Master
>        ---------            ------- 
>There is no Server, Comment, Workgroup or Master.
>Where are these configured? In my smb.conf there is 
>no mention of these items. Is there another file that 
>I need to edit? Attached please find my smb.conf.

This smb.conf you posted is not the one Samba uses: smbclient reports 
a share named "test", which is not in your smb.conf. Instead in your 
smb.conf is a share named "data" which is not reported by smbclient.

You can start smbd and nmbd with the option "-s /path/to/smb.conf" or 
investigate which smb.conf is used by trying something like

    strings smbd | grep smb.sonf


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