[Samba] Basic SAMBA configuration help
Bradley W. Langhorst
brad at langhorst.com
Wed Aug 21 12:39:02 GMT 2002
On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 17:32, Jason Valenzuela wrote:
> I've recently installed Samba 2.2.5(from source) on a linux 2.4.19 system
> and am having great difficulty configuring it to work with w2k clients. My
> inital goal is to have Samba act as a PDC so that I may have logins to the
> network and provide basically a single public disk share and a home share
> per user. After two and a half days of dismal failures I have tried to
> simply get the Samba server to show up in the Network Places window, still
> with no avail. I have poured through man pages and read about 60% of the
> OReilly Using Samba book, hopefully I can find some help here.
can you see it by typing
in a browse window
> I had successfully joined my w2k client to the domain, even though the
> client paused with the hour glass for at least a full minute while doing
> so. I then went to reboot and try and login to the domain using a regular
> user account. Wouldn't happen, logs kept saying user  not found, user
> nobody invalid in this system. Well I don't have a 'nobody' user but I KNOW
> that the login name and password used are correct and present in the
> smbpasswd file. So after many hours of failing to get a PDC working I tried
> to get a simple workgroup working. With a simple smb.conf file as follows:
> workgroup = workgroup_name
> server string = Samba %v
> No shares, just a simple workgroup and a server string to start off with.
I think you need a share to make the server show up on the network.
> I removed my w2k client from the domain and added it to the workgroup_name
> workgroup and rebooted. Still nothing can be seen in the Network Places
> window, I can find the computer by searching for \\server_netbios_name but
> it shows nothing in the location column and no server string. It says that
> it is not accessable if I try to open it.
> Perhaps someone can help me get a simple configuration up and working and
> then move on to my final PDC need.
i'm sure you'll get it working.
you might consider setting up the samba box as a wins server to help
with your browsing problems.
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