[Samba] Help with samba implementation
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Thu Jan 21 09:54:59 MST 2010
On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 11:20 -0500, roxane.b.eliff at census.gov wrote:
> I am writing from the US Census Bureau in Washington, DC. There is an
> immediate need for samba to be implemented on 3 AIX lpars.
> Attached is the smb.conf file and testparm for dadsp003.
> Here is the scenario:
> 3 AIX, 6.1 lpars, dadsp001, dadsp002 and dadsp003. Installed samba 3.0.24
> from aix6 cd. Currently installed on dadsp002 and dadsp003. Configured
> only on dadsp003.
That is a *seriously* antique version of Samba, you may have some
compatibility issues with newer client OSs. pWare provides much more
current versions of Samba for AIX <http://pware.hvcc.edu/>
Otherwise these is nothing different about setting up Samba on AIX vs.
other operating systems.
> The local networks on all 3 lpars are 192.168.0 and 192.168.1
> I have 2 shares configured. The daemons (smdb and nmdb) are running and
> users can connect to the shares on dadsp003.
> How do I add/configure the other 2 lpars (dadsp001 and dadsp002) so a user
> can login to dadsp001 or dadsp002 and have the shares available. We do
> not use ldap on the AIX servers. I am using smbpasswd to configure users
> as you will see in the smb.conf.dadsp003 file.
You will need to add identical entries to all three smbpasswd (given
that you have no network backend for authentication / identification).
> We have the "net use" command for dadsp003 working via ssh login from AIX
> to windows. In addition to any configuration, my guess would be that the
> same "net use" command can be changed to point from the correct server.
> I have no idea if I am asking the right question(s),
I'm not sure what "from AIX to windows" means.
> but I have to start
> somewhere. The developers/testers are way behind in their work waiting on
> the samba configuration. HELP ASAP please. I have read and googled to
> the point of confusion.
Google is not your friend. Avoid all documentation except
<http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/> which really do lay
it out step-by-step, especially the Guide. Start with
> A phone call would be great, but if email is the only way, then I will
> take what I can get.
Do you have the smbd & nmbd services running? Do Windows clients see
the Samba servers?
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