[Samba] 2 questions about Samba

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Feb 24 22:44:34 GMT 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, James Bowes wrote:

> Hi.
> I had seen a posting from another user with the same issue.
> Here's question 1:
> For some reason when the guest account = guest, browsing is not

Make that "guest account = nobody", also make sure that the account
'nobody' is in you /etc/passwd file.

- John T.

> possible. When set to guest = root, no problem. I'm not sure what this
> guy did to fix it but I'd love find out...
> Here's question 2:
> Unfortunately, I am using XP for work on a laptop. The 'top belongs in
> the company's existing W2K domain already. In the past I have been able
> to browse to Samba workgroups and access shares with no issue while
> using this laptop.
> The Samba in my private network (my lab) is 3.0.2a and I am using Fedora
> Core 1. So my question is:
> Is there some reason Samba and Fedora appear to be a bit of a mismatch?
> Also I noticed in the 3.0.2 (I believe it was .7) there was a reload for
> the smb daemon. What has happened to that functionality?
> Thanks for any and all answers or suggestions that may be provided.
> Regards,
> --james
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John H Terpstra
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