[Samba] problem upgrading 3.0.23->3.0.26

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Jul 31 13:48:53 GMT 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 01:21:49 Linda W wrote:
> While I've made all the changes (I think) suggested, samba works no better
> now than it did before.  Except now I have smb.conf files I can't easily
> reuse by just reinstalling
> 3.0.23  ... :-(...
> So far nothing is being shared than what was originally shared --
> the /root dir, a /suse93 dir and
> had a home dir for a bit, but it went away again and at one point
> was called "homes" instead of 'law' (username).
> Not sure what direction I should be heading in now.

Have you examined the log files to see why access to shares is failing?

> So what happened to groups being in "/etc/samba/smbgroup"?

That has never existed.  In Samba 2.x series UNIX groups would automatically 
map to Windows groups. In Samba 3.x it is necessary to explicitly map groups 
using the "net groupmap" utility.

> For my purposes, would "BLISS\root" = "ISHTAR\root" (since Ishtar and Bliss
>   have same GUIDS?)  but then what does "root" specify?  Not either Bliss
> nor Ishtar?  (does capitalization mean anything?  all upper case is abusive
> to my typing at times :^&)...

All netbios names are case insensitive (generally upper case).

- John T.

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