[Samba] Newbie questions?
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Fri Jul 7 02:55:45 GMT 2006
On Thursday 06 July 2006 14:43, Michael Westmoreland wrote:
> I have the book, "The Official Samba-3 Howto and Reference Guide" and
> I'm trying to get 3.0.22 running on Aix 5.2. All I want to do is setup
> some file sharing at the moment and map a drive from an XP pc to a
> directory on Aix. We have a Windows domain setup, the domain name is
So this sounds like it might be an Active Directory (Windows 200x) domain.
If so, then your Windows NT4 compatible domain name is most probably MOBOT.
> The Aix server is named mobot.
Well, you can not have a machine name and the NT4 compatible domain name the
same. That breaks badly. That is specified quite clearly in chapter 9 of
So let's rename the Samba server to GEORGE; in smb.conf [global]:
netbios name = GEORGE
Now, stop nmbd and smbd, delete the wins.dat and browse.dat files, restart
nmbd and smbd.
> I've been searching through
> the archives for "NT_Status_Bad_Network_Name" and
> "NT_Status_Logon_Failure". And, I see examples of smb.conf files that
> look quite a bit different from what's in the book. Would some one
> point me to a good example of an smb.conf file for an Aix box in a
> Windows domain?
In what manner do you expect that the smb.conf configuration will depend on
the host OS? It should not.
> And, how do you handle user names longer than eight characters? For
> example, on the Aix box my user name is westmore, in the Windows domain
> it's mwestmoreland.
In smb.conf [global] add:
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
In /etc/samba/smbusers add:
westmore = mwestmoreland
smbpasswd -a westmore
Now try to connect from the UNIX console:
smbclient -L GEORGE -U%
That should give a null-session listing of resources.
smbclient //GEORGE/westmore -Uwestmore%thesmbpassword
> Right now I can't map a drive from my XP pc to a share on the Aix box.
> \\mobot\tmp <file:///\\mobot\tmp> returns "The network path cannot be
> found." I've tried connecting using a different user name "westmore"
> from my XP pc, but get the same message. I've added my Aix account name
> "westmore" to the Samba password file.
If your westmore smbpassword is the same as your mwestmoreland password the
connection should be transparent. (ie: no password prompt).
> I added this line to my /etc/ services file "swat 901/tcp" and these
> lines to my /etc/inetd.conf file and rebooted the server.
> netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /opt/Samba/3.0.22/sbin/smbd smbd
> netbios-ns dgram upd wait root /opt/Samba/3.0.22/sbin/nmbd nmbd
> swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /opt/Samba/3.0.22/sbin/swat swat
> The SWAT utility tells me the smbd and nmbd daemons are running. But,
> when I use ps -ef | grep smbd, I don't see a process ID. This makes me
> wonder if the daemons are really running. I'd expect to see a process
> id returned from the grep command.
ps -afe | grep mbd
> Is there a particular section of the book I should be reading like 2.3.2
> Domain Member Server? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Follow Samba-3 by Example chapter by chapter. You'll get there.
- John T.
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