[Samba] Samba Fails

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sun Jan 19 20:48:01 GMT 2003

This smb.conf obviously says you are new.
You have stuff in your global which seems to belong in shares.
It would be much better to start off with a very simple smb.conf.
Try something like this:
	netbios name = smb 
	interfaces =  (or whatever yours is)
	security = SHARE
	guest account = ftp (make sure ftp exists on our linux box)

	comment = All Files
	path = /
	read only = no
	guest ok =  yes

Then, run testparm against it. (I don't know if capital letters are a good
idea to use on the command line.)

Then, walk through the DIAGNOSIS.txt that comes with the sources.

If this works, then methodically add features, one at a time.

Don't forget to stop/start smbd each time you change the smb.conf.
You could just kill -1 samba_pid.


On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 08:30:35PM +0000, ejhills at mbay.net wrote:
> Here is the smb.conf for the group to review 
> and yes the samba box is called \\smb
> > What does your smb.conf look like?
> > Is your linux box named Smb?
> > Joel
> > 
> > > The personalities involved here are Red Hat 7.3, Win 2kPro SR2, and Samba 2.27.
> > > 
> > > Samba is configured,  Windows recognizes the machine and the little icon comes 
> > > up in network neighborhoord.... when I try to go another level deeper and click 
> > > on that samba machine I get the following error....
> > > 
> > > "\\Smb is not accessible.  The network path was not found"
> > > 
> > > This has been driving some fairly intelligent people nuts for the last several 
> > > weeks, so any help would be appreciated.
> > > 
> > 

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