[Samba] Another Shot At It

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Fri Oct 18 14:36:25 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 23:06, DJ Busch wrote:
> After receiving no response to yesterday's message, I tried some more web 
> scouring and more tinkering and dinking around with Samba...and I discovered 
> what may be a major key to my problem...
> I have 3 PC's...2 are Windoze and 1 is Linux.  Windoze machines are likely to 
> understand how to share files across subnets using the same workgroup 
> name...but is Samba as adept?  I have a feeling that is at the heart of my 
> problem.  
um - why are all these pcs on different subnets?
windows cannot handle browsing across subnets without a WINS server
but you've enabled that so you should be okay.
> I enabled wins support in my smb.conf and assigned the Samba box's IP address 
> as the primary wins server on the WFW box. I also set Samba to be the domain 
> master browser according to the instructions in BROWSING.txt.  All of this, 
> alas, was useless as I still couldn't browse the Win-duhs shares from Linux 
> or the Linux shares from Winduhs.  I feel that I'm getting much closer to my 
> goal (file sharing without using Windows) and would really appreciate any 
> help any of you can offer.
you mention WFW - is that Windows for Workgroups?
that is from about 1993 you know...
I don't know if it can handle encrpted passwords.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> DJ Busch
> Here is my latest attempt at smb.conf:
> [global]
> 	workgroup = LEGEND
> 	netbios name = LUKE
> 	server string = Dave's Linux Experiment Gone Wrong
> 	interfaces = eth0
> 	bind interfaces only = Yes
> 	security = SHARE
> 	encrypt passwords = Yes
do some checking to be sure the wfw can handle 3.11
> 	null passwords = Yes
> 	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
what do you see in these logs?
> 	debug level = 5
> 	max log size = 50
> ;	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
> 	os level = 2
> 	lm announce = yes
i don't think you need lm announce
> 	preferred master = yes
> 	domain master = yes
i don't think you want this either try setting it to "auto"
> 	dns proxy = No
> 	wins support = yes
> 	guest account = doodles
is this a valid account on the linux machine?
is it in /etc/smbpasswd?
it has to be both.
does it have at least read permission on /home?

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