[Samba] Simple Samba

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Jul 24 20:43:02 GMT 2002

Here is what I do for a low security system.
If you want to go whole hog and throw out security, and what linux newbie
doesn't, make guest account = root. Or make guest account = your regular
user name. Notice that I use hosts allow and interfaces to keep out the scum of the
BTW, all the unix/linux security stuff is meaningless to windows
immigrants, but, that doesn't mean it is not important. For example, promise
you will not read email as root.  Enuf said.

# Global parameters
	name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast hosts
        encrypt passwords = yes 
	netbios name = HAMMER2
	netbios aliases = gateway
	interfaces = 
	security = SHARE
	log level = 3 
	guest account = ftp
	hosts allow = 192.168.  127.0.0. 
	strict sync = Yes
	comment = CDROM1
	path = /mnt/cdrom1
	guest ok = yes

        comment = CDROM2
        path = /mnt/cdrom2
        guest ok = yes

	comment = All Files
	path = /
	read only = no
	guest ok = yes

On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 07:31:08PM -0400, Bob Wooden wrote:
> I have simple needs, as I am my only user.  I am in transition between
> Linux and Windows.  I need to get Samba running.  I DO NOT need any
> security between machines (except to the internet.)  I have certain
> hardware requirements that forces me to keep Windows a little longer,
> some day soon I will be able to afford to make the last changes.  In the
> mean time I need to move and store my "My Documents" folder over to
> Linux (like an NT server.)  So, when the day arrives that there will be
> NO MORE Windows in my home, I will still have my existing files.  
> So, I need to get around that IPC$ password demand that Windows 98SE
> insists on receiving.  My home system is as follows:
> 	Linux Server running RedHat 7.3 (Samba 2.2.3) and operating as a LTSP
> server with one work station attached.
> 	A stand alone firewall box (in the closet) that acts as my
> dial-on-demand internet access.
> 	A Windows 98SE computer that still has some of my MP# files on it and
> hamdles scanner and some printing duties (and a few other little odd
> jobs.)
> I have tried RedHat's instructions (did not work), I have tried the
> instructions from the Samba website, I have read USING SAMBA from
> O'Reilly publishing, I have read SAMBA FOR DUMMIES and the list goes on
> and on.  None of these have clear cut instructions THAT WORK.  I need a
> simple smb.conf file.  Please help.
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