[Samba] newbie needs direction

Anke & Max ankemax at albanyis.com.au
Sat Feb 2 16:45:03 GMT 2002

Gidday Ray
I found Webmin to make all administering of our server much easier. 
But I'll email a copy of my conf direct to your address when I go to work later today.

Ray Tayek asked Sunday, February 03, 2002 4:59 AM

> 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).
> currently trying:
> [global]
>          workgroup = MYGROUP
> [homes]
>          guest ok = no
>          read only = no
> and smbclient //host/usr works, but net view says: error 86 ... password is 
> incorrect ...
> 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 
> make smbpasswords?
> 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).
> thanks
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