[Samba] security passwd-encryption & netbios-names (wins)-RH 7.2 samba 221a (standard installation from rpm)

Tarjei Huse tarjei at nu.no
Sun Feb 17 06:19:03 GMT 2002

This sounds like a dns related problem.

Check your win machine's dns settings, consider setting up a dhcp server. 


Diembo wrote:
> Hey geeks,
> I have been reading several faqs and howtos now and haven't come very far
> with what I really wanted to accomplish:
> I have installed samba from the RH 7.2 distro rpm. I have set it up so I can
> access my windows shares on the linux mashine. I can "ping athlon" (which is
> the netbios-name for the win2k mashine) I can "ping linux" (which is
> obviously my linux-box). Both from my linux box, because I have given them
> names in the /etc/hosts file. I CANNOT "ping linux" on my win2k-box, but it
> works with the ip ( SOMETIMES I can see my linux samba-server in
> the networking-neighbourhood on my win2k-box, but this is very rare and
> confusing me that it doesn't work always (I tried working around this with
> giving the "wins support = yes" option in /etc/samba/smb.conf file. When I
> set up a very low security-level I could do both, access my win2k-mashine
> from linux and vv, but since I gave smb.conf the "valid users = %S" option
> it doesn't work anymore. Even from my linux-box I cannot get write access to
> my shares (with smbclient //linux/public -U myusername; and entered my passwd
> for that user). I have read the encryption.txt file and generated a smbpasswd
> file with the command "cat /etc/passwd | smbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd"
> which should be the right location in my case (I suppose). I also checked
> whether it has the right content. Do I maybe need other files for samba
> aswell (smbusers, resolve.conf, ...)? I did all that and thought I would, at
> least be able to fully access my shares on the linux-box with the smbclient,
> with the right usename and passwd but it doesnt work. I am banging my head
> against walls and cant come to a solution. Could someone who has had this
> problem or similar give me at least a hint before I go completely mad? The
> hint from Don last time was very good. In that case I didnt think of an
> installed firewall on my linux-box because I havent set it up. I guess it's
> something similar this time but I just can't think about it. Thanks in
> advance.
> --
> Diembo working @ Linux :-P
> PS: I have attached my smb.conf file for check.
> I also would be happy about hints on the wins server option whether I have to
> do more than setting the option "wins support = yes", because it didnt work
> that way, the name linux still couldnt be resolved by my win2k mashine.
> # smb.conf - file
> [global]
>    workgroup = heuer
>    server string = HEUER's Samba
>    hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.0.0.
>    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
>    max log size = 0
>    security = user
>    encrypt passwords = yes
>    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
>    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>    wins support = no
>    dns proxy = no
> [homes]
>    comment = Home Directories
>    browseable = yes
>    writable = yes
>    valid users = %S
>    create mode = 0664
>    directory mode = 0775
> [tmp]
>    comment = Temporary file space
>    path = /tmp
>    read only = no
>    public = yes
> [public]
>    comment = Linux share /home/samba
>    path = /home/samba
>    public = yes
>    writable = no
>    printable = no
>    write list = @heuer
> # end smb.conf - file
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