[Samba] This should be a simple issue!

Potts, Ross A. ross.potts at ngc.com
Wed Sep 10 10:56:55 GMT 2003

I must be missing something here.  I am trying to set up a Samba share
called Samba on \\Spear (as my win2k sees it).  However, I intermittently
get the following errors when I try to access:

SAMBA Not Accessible.  The list of servers for this workgroup is not
currently available
\\Spear not accessible.  The network path was not found

I remember getting welcomed to the SAMBA workgroup, and under the little
comments section in the win2k network neighbood, I could see that it was
reading the "Server Comments", so I know it is seeing the NETBIOS
information.  I can ping the system from the win2k box via ip address, but
not system name.  Both systems are under home.net domain.  I am using the
samba that came with Redhat 9.  I think it is 2.2.8, definitely not RC3.

Attached is the smb.conf file trimmed of most of the comments.  It was
created by using webmin.

If anyone can give some direction, I would appreciate it.  I'm a bit dense
the first couple of times working with something new to me.  I also need to
adapt this to sharing to a Win2k3 server that is on a Domain (at another
job).  It can see the Workgroup and system, but can't authenticate.



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	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
	load printers = yes
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	obey pam restrictions = yes
	guest ok = yes
	username map = /etc/samba/user.map
	hosts allow = 127.
	encrypt passwords = yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	dns proxy = no
	netbios name = Spear
	server string = samba server
	printing = cups
	password server = Spear
	default = samba
	unix password sync = yes
	remote announce =
	workgroup = SAMBA
	os level = 20
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	security = user
	max log size = 0
	pam password change = yes

	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writeable = yes
	valid users = %S
	create mode = 0664
	directory mode = 0775
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
	printable = yes

	create mask = 0765
	comment = Samba_Logs
	printable = no
	writeable = yes
	valid users = ross,root,cheryl
	path = /var/log/samba

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