[Samba] Simple configuration question

Alan Deadman alan.deadman at lunarsystems.co.uk
Thu May 16 02:23:02 GMT 2002

Hi All

I have a Redhat 7.3 server which has samba-2.2.3a-6 installed (default
version from RH7.3 installation).

I have setup two shares and one printer. Two users can connect to samba and
they have been added to /etc/samba/smbpasswd. Apart from the smb.conf file
(shown below) no other changes have been made to the system.

The problem is that although both users can use the shares, neither user can
connect to the printer. The samba clients are Windows-XP Professional and
the printer can be setup easily enough, but it shows a status of "Error:
unable to connect, access is denied".

The printer works fine from the Redhat 7.3 server.

Any ideas? Smb.conf shown below...

Alan Deadman

workgroup = LSL
server string = LSL_SAMBA
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = lpr
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
pam password change = yes
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
interfaces =
remote announce =
dns proxy = no 

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   valid users = %S
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = yes
   printable = yes
   public = yes
   writable = no
   create mode = 0700

   comment = Data Folder
   path = /data/Shared
   read only = no
   public = yes

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