[Samba] Basic samba/swat setup prob

dave samba at pusspaws.net
Sun Dec 18 08:45:22 GMT 2005

Good Morning,

I am trying to setup a basic samba config by first starting up swat. I have 
followed the guide http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch02.html but 
have problems.

I am running kubuntu, samba 3.0.14a, my smb.conf file is ...

    workgroup = METRAN
    encrypt passwords = yes
    comment = For testing only, please
    path = /etc/samba/tmp
    read only = no
    guest ok = yes

I have a /etc/samba/tmp directory,

I am user dave on the system so I ...

smbpasswd -a dave

I gave it a password of 'testing', it complained that a file did not exist 
then created it for me ... all looked AOK

I pointed my browser to http://localhost:901, an authentication dialogue 
popped up, I entered 'dave', 'testing' hopeing for the swat screen but all I 
get is authentication failed, retry.

I have tried everything I can think of, including re-booting the machine, 
Having mailed the kubuntu mailing list all I managed to get was a reply from 
a fellow samba newbe having the same problem :)

Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong or is there a problem with the 
kubuntu setup in which case I will file a bug report.



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