fm+samba at Microdata-POS.de
Thu Sep 19 14:41:01 GMT 2002
Donnerstag den 19.09.2002 um 16:19 CEST +0200, schrieb P. Jourdan:
> Could somebody please explain just how one is supposed to set up samba
> users, groups and passwords so connections can be established to Win2k
> clients to connect to FBSD samba server for file sharing and to use cups
> for printing.
> I am afraid that the manuals and config files and various examples I have
> found on the Internet are quite confusing.
> How is the Windows username/passord related to samba access? Must the same
> username/password be created with smbpasswd?
You have to make sure that you create unix user and groups, that should
be used by samba/windows client.
For the first time it's easier to generate from your actual passwd the
cat /etc/passwd | /usr/sbin/mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> What users/groups need to exist or be created on the Unix machine? Are any
> created automatically by samba installation?
samba itself runs as root, but switch to the assigned windows/unix user,
to make sure to access with the correct rights.
> What users/groups need to be set up for "guest" access?
It's up to you, which unix user would be the "guest". But hopefully not
> What is the difference between smb.conf entries "public = yes (or no)" and
> "guest ok = yes (or no)"?
and last but not least:
Frank Matthieß fm at Microdata-pos.de
More information about the samba