[Samba] newbie needs direction
rtayek at mediaone.net
Sat Feb 2 13:05:05 GMT 2002
hi, i'm a programmer and have been fooling around with various versions of
samba on redhat (6.2 and 7.2) and slackware i built the latest stable
release, but no luck either. i currently have a vanilla installation of
redhat 7.2 server installed with whatever samba came with it. the linux box
and some win98se clients are on a local lan behind a linksys router in
front of a cable modem.
i have been trying the steps in Troubleshooting Techniques at
http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/ and the how to at
http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.html and a few
others. all the tests in the Troubleshooting Techniques work until i get to
smbclient //host/share -U user%password (which works if password encryption
is turned on) or i get to net view or net use (they want passwords).
workgroup = MYGROUP
guest ok = no
read only = no
and smbclient //host/usr works, but net view says: error 86 ... password is
is there a script that i could run that would torture test the linux side
of this so that i can know that one side works?
how about a batch file on the windoze side?
i have the same user with the same password on both boxen. do i need to
do i need to fool around with lmhosts on the windoze side? does windows
need entries on hosts?
i just have some win98se clients and i want to be able to see some of the
linux files from the network neighborhood. each user should be able to
access his home and anybody should be able to write to /tmp.
this seems pretty complicated and brain damaged (at least on the windoze
side). do i need to buy a bunch of hefty tombs and become a network admin
type in self defense? (if so, what are your top 3 book recommendation).
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