Newbie: Need desperate Help

The Archimage archimage at
Thu Feb 15 15:35:58 GMT 2001

Howdy -

First off, don't use spaces in the netBIOS name or the domain/workgroup
name.  It can create flakey results.  Samba will automatically assign
the hostname as the netBIOS name unless you tell it otherwise, with the
netBIOS Name option.  In most cases, you don't need to set a netBIOS

Second, using security=user is fine.  I also recommend you use
encreypted passwords, as well.  It's kind of a pain, because you have to
create a Samba account on the Solaris host for each Unix user, then set
the Samba password.  It can be time-consuming, but you only have to do
it once, and you can scriptify it pretty easily.

Any other questions, post away!  >g<

                      -- Thomas D. Cameron --                      
   Red hat Certified Engineer -- TurboLinux Certified Instructor   
                 -- Certified NetWare Engineer --                  
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer -- Microsoft Certified Trainer

unix user wrote:
>      I have been trying, unsuccessfully,  to configure my Solaris
> server to share out FSs to my NT machines.  I have Solaris 8 and am
> running Samba 2.0.7.  I have configured the shares and have created the
> passwds in smbpasswd files.  ALL accounts have local UID on the Solaris
> machine and the NT workstation.  I have set my smb.conf as follows:
> # Global parameters
> [global]
>         workgroup = MY NT DOMAIN
>         encrypt passwords = Yes
>         unix password sync = Yes
>         guest account = smbuser
>         guest ok = Yes
>         hosts allow = MY IP ADDRESSES
>         hosts deny = all
>         socket option = TCP_NODELAY
> [/homes]
>         path = %H
> [/tmp]
>         path = /tmp
>         writeable = Yes
>      My questions are:  What is the netbios name for?  Do I need to
> supply it.  Also, I am using user security.  Is that correct?  When I
> do a net view \\IP OF SOLARIS MACHINE I can see the shares.  I have run
> testparm and have no errors and I can see my Solaris box form my
> network neighborhood, as well as the shares.  However, when I try to
> access themm I get an error stating "the network name cannot be found"
> and with net view on NT I get the same error and it gives me the error
> code 67.  Also, my log states:
>    [2001/02/15 10:08:23, 0] lib/util_sock.c:set_socket_options(151)
>   Failed to set socket option SO_KEEPALIVE (Error Bad file number)
> [2001/02/15 10:08:23, 0] lib/util_sock.c:set_socket_options(151)
>   Failed to set socket option TCP_NODELAY (Error Bad file number)
> [2001/02/15 10:08:30, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(214)
>   NT CLIENT ( couldn't find service tmp
> [2001/02/15 10:08:35, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(214)
>   NT CLIENT ( couldn't find service homes
>     Thanks for the help.  I am in desperate need of a solutions as I
> must have this up by the end of the day.
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