[Samba] How to I change server=[Samba 3.04.14a-2] to somethin
maillists at awcconsulting.com
Thu Jun 23 12:33:52 GMT 2005
Geoff Scott wrote:
> John H Terpstra wrote:
>>On Wednesday 22 June 2005 22:53, Geoff Scott wrote:
>>>populations IT knowledge!)
>>In your smb.conf [global] set:
>> server string = MADMAX
>>That will stop display of the samba version info. You will have to
>>clear the connection history from ALL Windows clients - they remember
>>the old server string and do not refresh it.
>>- John T.
> Yep, I had a server string in there for a week already. And did a reload,
> but nothing changed. It's been showing "Samba 3.0.7" in the window title
> bars for ages even though I've been on 3.0.14a for a while.
> So do I completely restart all smbd processes, or do I have to restart every
> windows box before the server string (windows title bar) changes?
> Regards Geoff Scott
I must apologize that I am causing confusion with my less that clear
Ok, I have set server string = ROI Fileserver and that is working.
I will try and post a web page with pictures of what is bugging me
tonight (at least 12 hours away unfortunately).
In the meantime here is my problem when browsing with Windows XP.
If i connect directly to the Samba server in Windows. IE: Set Windows
explorer to got to: \\roipdc
The title bar of Windows explorer says: "ROI-Fileserver (roipdc)" and
the page shows all the appropriate shares. So that is good.
However, if I double click on an open share. (The share is called
"apps" in this case.) The title bar of Windows explorer then says:
"apps on Samba 3.0.14-2 (roipdc)"
THAT IS WHAT is bugging me. I do not want to see "Samba 3.0.14-2" here,
I want to have this set to something else.
Based on comments I added a comment = string to the GLOBAL section.
Here is the relavent section of the smb.conf file:
workgroup = mygroup
netbios name = roipdc
server string = ROI Fileserver
comment = ROI Primary Fileserver
I was hoping the comment string would replace the "Samba 3.0.14-2"
comment. I shut down all Windows boxes. I shut down the Samba
fileserver. (Heck I powered off the entire network...) I then powered
up the server and then a single windows box. Yet the Samba 3.0.14-2
comment is still there.
As I said, I will post screen captures of this tonight onto a webpage
for review in case my description above is lacking.
Comments or suggestions?
And thank you to everyone posting suggestions. I have used Samba since
1997 and love it. I just want to figure out how to make a small change
with the way it works with Windows XP to lessen confusion with end
users. It is a question that comes up frequently enough lately I
thought I would ask on the Samba mailing list.
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