[Samba] Basic setup but won't work

bjorn_nesby nesby at irisworks.dk
Fri Aug 22 13:14:22 GMT 2003

I have realised that using Samba is a complicated business and finding a
simular scenario (and, hopefully, a solution) has proven to be more
difficult than I would have thought.

That is why I write to the samba list for help. I'm just kicking through
leaves, while some of you guys *wrote* this piece of software!!!

My setup is really simple. I've based the setup on the basic smb.conf that
is recommended for testing purposes (one shared folder with guest access and
read/write privileges), set the chmod to 777 for this folder and created the
respective users.

It works fine in linux. I can access the folder as any user, create folders,
delete files etc.

However, when I try to access the (linux) host using W2K, it says that the
network path could not be found (before I even have a chance to view the
shared files).

This is my configuration:

Samba is installed on RedHat 7.3 with official RedHat errata releases
bringing my version of Samba up to "2.2.7-security-rollup-fix" (?).

smb.conf is simular to the one found in "using Samba" (testing scenario)
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    workgroup = METRAN
    comment = For testing only, please
    path = /usr/local/samba/tmp
    read only = no
    guest ok = yes
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On W2K, I obtain my IP and DNS automatically. Speaking of network drivers, I
have the "client-for-microsoft-network" (it's a danish-language computer),
"file-and-printer-sharing" as well as the TCP/IP protocol installed. There
is no problem connecting to other windows machines.

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