[Samba] non-functional small lan

Serge Naggar naggar at sprintmail.com
Wed Jun 22 19:25:02 GMT 2005


I have Samba 3.0.9-2.6-suse with Suse linux pro 9.1 on a two machine 
lan - [east & west].

The two essentially identical linux computers [east and west] are both 
both server AND client. 
1.  Am I correct in assuming that this is a valid setup?

As the partitions of both computers are the same I have slightly changed
the title names in each smb.conf - [e.g., homes and homesw; data and
dataw; etc.] to avoid confusing samba - otherwise the other names are
the same.
2.  Am I correct? or can I have the smb.conf titles be the same?

Testparm shows no error but the server type is defined as a: STANALONE
SERVER. I expected it to identify itself as principal server in a lan.
I am using The Official Samba-3 HowTo & ref guide by Terpstra et al but
cannot find a reference to the different server types.
3.  Should not each server identify itself as a principal server?

I would appreciate some help as the lan is not functional.
Serge Naggar

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