[Samba] win98 & samba file server
raa at impelind.com
Fri Jan 24 14:01:02 GMT 2003
You should definitely pick up a copy of O'Reilly's "Using Samba" book.
The book is immeasurably useful, even though it is slightly out of date,
due to its explanation of how the SMB protocol works and the section
regarding setting up a Samba PDC for the various MS Operating Systems.
What I believe to be your issue right now, is that you need to have an
LMHOSTS file setup and also have your Samba server acting as a "WINS"
server. Once you have that configured, it is a simple matter of pointing
each Windows 98 based machine to the Samba server as the "WINS" server.
At that point, you should be able to join the domain.
There is a good deal of information that you need to write into the
LMHOSTS file for Windows 98 machines to see and understand what your
Domain Controller is.
One thing you need to do is add the line 'wins server = <ip address of
your server>' into your smb.conf file.
Once that is done, you need to create an LMHOSTS file. This file needs
to have a small number of lines detailing the IP Address of your server
then resource identifiers, like server/domain name along with a resource
Line one states that the machine at IP Address 192.168.254.22 is the
Domain Controller for the 'super' domain. The line with '1d' in it states
that the server is a Master Browser. The next line with '20' in it makes
the server broadcast it is a fileserver. The '1c' designates the server
as a logon server.
Once you have all that in place, those Windows 98 machines should be
fine with connecting to your domain. Note: The above resource names are
NetBIOS names. So, the Windows machines will require the NetBIOS protocol
be installed on them as well.
Hopefully that will take care of your issue.
Robert Adkins II
Impel Industries, Inc.
From: payam [mailto:torkian at ce.sharif.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 5:06 PM
To: Robert Adkins
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] win98 & samba file server
-I attached my "smb.conf" for you
-I have not installed any updates on the win98's
-my samba server has a domain name as "werc.sharif.edu"
thanks alot,thanks alot thanks alot.
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