[Samba] samba with vmware

Gémes Géza geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu
Wed Mar 24 14:24:36 GMT 2004

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tglahn17 írta:
| Hi, Geza and Jaimie,
| Thanks for the replies.  I did "ps auxwww | grep smb",
| and I get:
| root      1966  0.0  0.2  2568 1192 ?        S
| Mar22   0:00 /usr/bin/vmware-nmbd -D -l /dev/null -s
| /etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf -f
| /var/run/vmware-nmbd-vmnet1.pid
| root      1976  0.0  0.2  3568 1376 ?        S
| Mar22   0:00 /usr/bin/vmware-smbd -D -l /dev/null -s
| /etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf -f
| /var/run/vmware-smbd-vmnet1.pid
| root      2987  0.0  0.1  3572  628 pts/2    S
| 16:46   0:00 grep smb
| It appears that the VMware-installed Samba is running.
|  Is this correct?  I wasn't aware that I had installed
| Samba with VMware.  I just chose all of the default
| options when I installed VMware.  When I do "smbd -V",
| I get:
| Version 2.2.7a
| This is not the "regular" Samba version which I
| installed after installing VMware.  That version was
| 3.0.2a.  I replaced /etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf
| with an smb.conf with my Linux host shares.  The Linux
| host still doesn't show up on the Windows XP guest.
| And I still can't run smbclient on the Linux host.
| "smbclient -L localhost" gives:
| added interface ip=
| bcast= nmask=
| added interface ip= bcast=
| nmask=
| added interface ip= bcast=
| nmask=
| error connecting to (Connection refused)
| Error connecting to (Connection refused)
| Connection to localhost failed
| Is there a way to delete the Samba  3.0.2a
| installation that I put on after I installed VMware?
| I figure if I can at least know which Samba I'm
| running, I can follow the appropriate documentation on
| the VMware site.  Thanks,
| Hidong
If you want to use your regular (3.0.2a) samba you need to rerun
vmware-config.pl and choose no, when it asks you if you want to allow
your guest operating systems, to allow access to the hosts filesystem.
BTW. recent (4.x) vmware has the feature called shared folders, by which
if the guest os supports it (Win 2k and XP I think) you can give its
access to the hosts filesystem. This support has nothing to do with
samba, and thus it will not interfere with your Samba installation.


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