Configure client with no Win server.
Kathleen P. Le (CAA)
kle at arl.army.mil
Fri Mar 9 14:42:51 GMT 2001
I also think so that I need 2 smb.conf files. And below are my
smb.conf file settings which still result in "You must log on
before performing this operation" which is when I tried to map
a directory from the SAMBA server (Linux) to the Windows client.
netbios name = nb85
server string = Samba Server nb85
hosts allow =137.127.
; guest account = pcguest
security = user
password level = 8
username level = 8
# encrypt passwords = yes
# smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
domain logons = yes
1 name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast
comment = Home Directories
path = %H
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0600
directory mode = 0700
locking = no
browseable = yes
writable = yes
Other settings that I don't list are commented out.
I appreciate any help,
> You'll probably get a ton of answers, but check the smb.conf on
> the laptop - if it's not set to security=user I don't think the
> lap top will authenticate because SAMBA keeps waiting for the
> domain server to tell it who you are. Security=user will also
> require an 'account' on the samba laptop for the other laptop
> user (unless you set guest=ok) on all the shares.
> You might be able to have two smb.conf files (like smb.conf and
> smb.conf.ontheroad) that you can switch between when you
> If you post more details to the list regarding how your
> smb.conf file is configured, you'll probably get some more
> concise answers.
> Rich Parker
> Director of Engineering
> Vermont Public Radio
>> Could someone please tell me how to configure for this case.
>> After going through all types of documentation, I think my case is
>> either too simple or impossible that's why it's nowhere mentioned.
>> I would appreciate very much if someone could point me to the right
>> I have two laptops one running Linux and is a Samba server. One is
>> running Windows 98 and is configured successfully to use shared direc-
>> tories of the Samba server. That is when both laptops are connected
>> to the LAN and I logged on the Windows machine thru a NT domain controller
>> (or server, whatever, I don't know much about Windows world). Now,
>> I sometimes go on travel and needs to have the same file access
>> capability between the two laptops thru Samba. The laptops will be
>> linked by ethernet cards thru a mini-hub. But when I try to map the
>> drives on the Windows laptop, I got the message which says I must firt
>> logon. My questions are:
>> - Can I avoid loggin on?
>> - How do I get the Samba server to be also a logon server, since it
>> also store the passwords.
>> - What is the right way to do it if my above questions are not valid?
>> Thank you ahead VM,
>> Kathy Le
>> Computer Scientist
>> Center for Army Analysis
>> Ft. Belvoir, VA
To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
More information about the samba