[Samba] Samba newbie question

Frederick C. Damen fred at damen.org
Wed Jun 28 15:52:55 GMT 2006

Your situtation seems close to mine awhile back.
I could only access the share using the ip address for the host.
After starting windbindd the samba server started showing up in the network places/neighborhood.
I have not seen any documentation that states that windbind needs to be running in this simple
setup and I don't remember any replies to my request to fix and/or understand this problem.
Hope this helps though.


On Wed, June 28, 2006 9:50 am, Erik Hertzel wrote:
> Here is the rest, sorry...
> [homes]
>         comment = Home Directories
>         valid users = %S
>         read only = No
> "smb.conf" 38L, 893C
>         create mask = 0664
>         directory mask = 0775
>         browseable = Yes
> [printers]
>         comment = All Printers
>         path = /var/spool/samba
>         printable = Yes
>         browseable = No
> [net-progs]
>         path = /hdb
>         read only = No
>         guest ok = Yes
>         hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.0.
> Torsten Geile wrote:
>> Erik Hertzel schrieb:
>>> All,
>>> I am setting up a SAMBA server on a Redhat 8 Linux box.  I have
>>> gotten it set up and can ping the server and do have SAMBA installed
>>> on the machine.  I have gotten SWAT set up and can access the SAMBA
>>> server on a Windows PC on the network going through SWAT.  But, I
>>> can't see the SAMBA server yet in my Network Places.  I have set up
>>> the smb.conf file and changed the workgroup to the right name and
>>> have set the hostname for the SAMBA server.  I just can't see it.  I
>>> have disabled the iptables and still can't see it.
>>> Then, once I get that far, I am having problems getting the shares
>>> setup.  I just need one share for a new hard drive that I set up (the
>>> server has two hard drives, the 10 GIG is for the LINUX redhat
>>> installations, etc...) and the 80 GIG (hdb) is for my SAMBA file
>>> server.  How do I set the share up with the hdb so I can see it and
>>> copy files to it from a Windows box on the same workgroup?
>> Please post your smb.conf to see, what you have configured already.
>> Torsten
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