[Samba] Windows 2000 & Samba

David Hansen Jr. dnhansen at lakeport.k12.ca.us
Tue Feb 17 17:42:24 GMT 2004

I'm pulling my hair out over this.  I replaced an NT4 box with a Red Hat
8 box running samba-2.2.7-5.8.0.  I've got various Windows boxes
throughout the district.  I've got a 2000 Adv. Server box that can see
the samba share fine.  I'm not trying to get a new Dell box running 2000
Pro to see it.  Nothing.  I first tried with only TCP/IP, then added
NetBEUI, but the same.  I run "net view \\server", and I get a "System
error 53 has occurred.  The network path was not found".  For the heck
of it, here's my smb.conf:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2003/03/31 13:54:59

# Global parameters
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        create mask = 0777
        username map = /etc/samba/user.map
        encrypt passwords = yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        wins support = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        netbios name = SERVER
        writeable = yes
        printing = lprng
        server string = District Office PDC
        unix password sync = yes
        workgroup = OFFICE
        directory mask = 0777
        max log size = 0
        pam password change = Yes

        comment = Home Directories
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        path = /home/data
        read only = No
        delete readonly = Yes

I'm open to anything here.  All the 98 machines work fine, and the 2000
Adv. Server box works fine.  It's just this new 2000 Pro box that's not


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