[Samba] winXP pro and Samba 2.2.7 network w/win95/98 systems

bill eight b88e88 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 18 04:55:11 GMT 2003


Need advise

I've been attempting to get a winXP
system added into the network of win95/98
systems and a Samba 2.2.7 server (redhat 7.3)

current version of 
Samba version 2.2.7a-security-rollup-fix

the win95/98 systems work fine.

the winXP has trouble ..

1) It can not see the samba server 
OR other systems in the network neighborhoods.
(it CAN ping the IPs tho .. )

I've read the book - and am stumped.

What to look for???

2) attempted to replicate network on
an off production network -> unpatched version
of winXP - got it to see the server in
the network neighborhood (don't know how)

BUT - get error "Server not accessible"

again, I am stumped..

please advise or point to references
which may help.


here is my smb.conf

#======================= Global Settings
        smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d
/dev/null -g machines -c 'Machine
 Account' -s /bin/false -M %u
# -d = home dir, -g group, -c comment, -s shell, -M
userhome dir will NOT be created
        pam password change = yes
        encrypt passwords = yes
        wins support = true
        max log size = 0
        obey pam restrictions = yes
        directory mode = 775
        security = user
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        printing = lprng
        create mode = 775
        dns proxy = no
        only user = yes
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
        valid users = @samba
        root preexec = /usr/bin/ntlogon -u %U -g %G -o
%a -d /var/lib/samba/netl
ogon \&& chmod 644 /var/lib/samba/netlogon/%U.bat;
        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        invalid users = root
        logon script = %U.bat
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n
*Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*al
        domain admin group = compadm
        user = @samba
        domain logons = yes
        unix password sync = Yes
        workgroup = MP
        server string = MP Server
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        delete readonly = yes
        netbios name = server
        load printers = yes
        root postexec = rm -f
        os level = 33
        write list = @samba
        logon home = "\\server\%U"

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   valid users = %S
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775
# If you want users samba doesn't recognize to be
mapped to a guest user
; map to guest = bad user

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon
directory for Domain Logons
        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
        guest ok = yes
        writable = no
        share modes = no

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is
no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

        path = /usr/data
        force group = samba

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