win98 and samba 2.2.1 issue / Share Vs. User level access.
rhouston at rlhc.net
Wed Oct 24 10:19:02 GMT 2001
Very sorry about not having a subject.
> Hello all,
> Wondering if anyone can help me with this little
> I installed two samba server at a client site.
> They were setup with share level security and all
> was fine. I than moved to user level security to
> increase security and resolve some password
> caching issues on the win98 clients( note only win
> 98 clients on this network). The second samba
>server is a hot stand by that sync with the
> primary files every two hours. Idea is that if
> the prim server fails the users can click on the backup
>server in network hood and get there files.
> Two day after the move to users level security the
> prime file server failed. HD controller issue.
> Instead of using the backup server they just
> called me at home. I got he prim back up and
> running but no clients could access the share on
> the prim or the backup. You could see both servers
> in the net hood but if you tried to access them
> you got a network device not available massage
> after about 30 seconds of waiting. I could mount
>shares from the prim to the backup via smbfs with
> no problem and could mount shared from both samba
>servers to a win 98 machine with no problem. On a
> hunch I moved back to share level security on both
>servers and they could access the shares again.
> I have tried re adding the users to the smbpasswd
> file via the smbpasswd program, uninstalling the
>samba components and reinstalling. The only
> updates to the win 98 clients were IE6, direct X
> 8A and all applicable patches for win 98 using the
> MS online updated thingy.
> The servers are Trustix 1.5 ( cut down RH6.2 with
> many updates) with Kernel 2.4.10, 3Com 905b NICs.
> Any help would be great. The client was happy but
> Thanks in advance
> Richard Houston
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