[Samba] Minimal Samba

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Tue May 17 14:46:01 GMT 2005

From: John H Terpstra <jht at Samba.Org>

>  [global] workgroup='your-workgroup'
>  [homes]
>  If your workgroup=WORKGROUP (the windows default) that line can be
>  omitted, but you need at least one parameter in the [global] stanza.
>  For the rest, please refer to chapter 1 of the book "Samba-3 by
>  Example, 2nd Edition" downloadable from
>  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
>  Chapter 1 provides 3 simple network configurations that work. The
>  above configuration is not very useful, but it answers your question
>  precisely.

FWIW, the default workgroup name of later versions of Windows XP Home is 
MSHOME; not sure what it is for XP Pro or Server 2003. 
workgroup=WORKGROUP was the default back in the Win9x and NT days. The 
moral of the story is double-check this on all your machines, because 
you never know when some brain-dead sysadmin (such as People Like 
Me(tm)) has changed it then forgotten that it was changed, or assumed it 
was changed when it wasn't.

--Jon Johnson
Sutinen Consulting, Inc.
(360) 270-9317 cell

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