[Samba] strange behavior maybe dependent on valid users

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Oct 7 07:56:01 GMT 2002

Willi Mann wrote:
> Hi!
> My problem:
> I have a network with many workgroups and my samba server 3.0alpha21cvs
> is the only member of one of that workgroups.
> If I went to the network neighborhood and tried to open the workgroup of
> my samba server I got an error message saying that the workgroup
> "mygroup" was not available.
> So I minimized the settings in the global section of my smb.conf and I
> was able to open "mygroup".
> I reactivated the most important options like "interfaces" and "hosts
> allow", which didn't seem to be the problem.
> But when I reactivated "valid users" containing 4 users, I was not able
> to browse "mygroup" any more.
> So, is it possible, that the ability to open a workgroup with only one
> samba server depends on the value of "valid users"?
> Do you have any other ideas, how to solve that problem?

A *global* 'valid users' will need to include the guest account, as this
is how some of these operations are conducted.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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