[Samba] SMB sharing under Mac OS X Server

Tony Nichols tony at mail.applog.com
Thu May 23 10:41:03 GMT 2002

Try a very simple config file that has no security (just to test).


# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = your workgroup name

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Samba Server

   security = share

   local master = no

   os level = 5

   name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast

   wins server = (your wins server)

#============================ Share Definitions

   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes

Good Luck!

A.G. (Tony) Nichols
I.S. Manager
Appalachian Log Structures Inc.
tony at mail.applog.com 
888-999-2574 x124 

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of trlblzr at mindspring.com
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 1:17 PM
To: Roland Schmid
Cc: trlblzr at mindspring.com; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] SMB sharing under Mac OS X Server

On Thu, 23 May 2002 18:07:11 +0200 Roland Schmid
<linux at net-service-24.de> wrote:

> Hello all:

> I've scoured the web for a solution to this problem to no avail, and 
> thought someone on this list might be able to point me in the proper 
> direction...  I realize this isn't the best place for Macintosh help, 
> but it is Samba related, so please bear with me :-)

> Some quick background: I have a Power Mac G4 Dual GHz machine running 
> Mac OS X Server 10.1.4, and have a Micronet SCSI RAID system with one 
> shared folder, Data.  This server is configured to register with the 
> WINS server on the LAN, and is a member of the corporate workgroup.  
> Windows clients (mainly W2k) can see the server in Network 
> Neighborhood, can log into the server and can see the share Data 
> listed.  However, they cannot connect to the share.  I get the 
> message:

> //Server/Data is not accessible.  The network name cannot be found.

> I have checked my smb.conf file settings, and it appears to be 
> configured properly.  I'm almost positive the problem lies with the 
> Samba running on OS X, as our Mac clients have no problem connecting 
> through Apple File Sharing via TCP/IP.  The server is clearly visible 
> on the Windows network, but the share cannot be accessed.  I'm out of 
> ideas!

> Can anyone provide any insight?  If this isn't the forum to ask this, 
> tell me to bugger off and I won't take offense :-)

> Many thanks in advance for any assistance,

> Jason Westlake

I've no expierence with the MAC OS, but did you enter the w2k user who
wants to access the share on the SMB-Server? Check if you need password
encryption or not (on the SMB-Server) Hope this helps.

Best regards,
linux at net-service-24.de


Yes, the users have all been added and the server's Win Authentication
is on (we do need it here).



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