New to Samba: Please help

Stephen Carville stephen at
Mon Nov 26 11:12:04 GMT 2001

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Brown, Tony wrote:

- Hi All,
- I am new to Samba, and I am having problems getting Samba configured
- correctly.
- I installed Samba on a Tru64 version 4.0f Server.
- My smb.conf file is pretty simple:
- [global]
-    workgroup = nmff-net
-    server string = Samba Server
-    log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
-    max log size = 50
-    security = user
-    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
-    local master = no
- [homes]
-    comment = Home Directories
-    browseable = no
-    writable = yes
- # The first share attempt
- [test]
-         comment = A test share
-         path = /tony
-         public = no
-         writable = no
-         valid users = tbrown
- After putting smbd and nmbd in the startups and configuring swat in my
- inetd.conf and services, I am running into 2 problems.
- 1.  I can not connect via swat as root.  I can connect as other users but
- when I try as root, or admin, I get
- "401 Bad Authorization, username or password incorrect".  I even tried
- adding the root user to the smbpasswd file by issuing "./smbpasswd -a root".
- I still get the error for the root user.

Make sure that inetd (or xinetd) allows root to connect.  If you are
using tcp-wrappers this will probably be host.allow and host.deny.

- 2.  I am unable to connect to my share.  In network neighborhood from my NT
- machine, I can see the server.  However, whenever I double click the server
- I get "UnixA not available, the network path was not found.  From the
- command line, if I try net use z: \\unixa\test, I get "the network path was
- not found".
- I also tried security = share but I got the same results.
- Initially, when I tried to add the root user I got an error that pointed to
- /usr/local/samba/lib/smbpasy.  I created that file and did not get the error
- after that file existed.  I also copied smbpasswd to smbpasy.
- What did I do wrong?

Can the NT box resolve UnixA by DNS and/or WINS?

-- Stephen Carville
UNIX and Network Administrator
Ace Flood USA
stephen at

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