[Samba] Newbie : bad uid in the smbpasswd file ?

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Wed Dec 29 07:51:08 MST 2010

On 28/12/10 06:43 PM, Francois Lafont wrote:
>> tdb for the backend?
The easiest way to get things working is to stop fighting the 
distributors. Ubuntu gives you a fully functioning basic Samba 
configuration. SWAT allows you to easily configure it to add shares, 
printers, etc..

Breaking Samba, like anything else, is easier to do than to make it work 
correctly. When you replace Ubuntu's smb.conf file with your own 
hacked-up version, you will get the same results you previously had.

Use Ubuntu's default smb.conf as your starting point then use SWAT to 
update it.

So far as learning is concerned, try following Samba by Example or the 
Samba Howto Collection to get Samba to do something useful in a 
reasonably secure fashion.

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