[Samba] Sharing with permission

Bob Sullivan bob at robian-tl.co.uk
Tue May 18 09:23:19 GMT 2004

We recently upgraded one of our Mandrake servers to 10 Official with Samba 3 
and found that we could not get USER security to work.  We had used the KDE 
GUI to setup Samba but with little success.  We un-installed all Samba 
options and reinstalled omitting the KDE GUI interface.  We configured Samba 
3 using SWAT and USER security worked without any trouble whatsoever.  We 
have always used SWAT and rightly consider it the only accurate way to setup 
Samba unless you really are a Samba guru.

On Samba 3 we have an unresolved problem with nmbd shutting down when there 
are no workstations active on the network.  We understand this is a known 
issue and would appreciate knowing where we can obtain a Mandrake package for 
Samba 3.0.4 as we believe the issue was resolved in 3.0.4.


On Tuesday 18 May 2004 05:09, Viva ... wrote:
> Mandrake 10.0 Official Installation
> Samba 3.0.2a
> I have user0 and user1
> my smb.conf file:
> [global]
>           workgroup = HOME
>           server string = Samba Server %v
>           map to guest = Bad User
>           log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
>           max log size = 50
>           socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>           printcap name = cups
>           dns proxy = No
>           printer admin = @adm
>           printing = cups
> [share]
>           comment = Test
>           path = /hdd
> [IO]
>           comment = InputOutput
>           path = /hde/IO
>           read only = No
>           valid users = user0
> Problem:
> Does not work! I am not able to go into Samba server. I type right user
> name and password. If I put the line "public = yes" for [share] I will be
> able to see the share (/hdd). This file (smb.conf) worked on Linux Mandrake
> 9.2
> My purpose is to restrict access to some share for some users and forbid an
> access for anonymous login (user must specify the password). My security
> level is "USER"
> No grammar mistake in smb.comf (tested with testparm)
> Thank you!
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