[Samba] [Ubuntu 10.04] Share not visible from XP?

Nico De Ranter nico at sonycom.com
Wed Jul 28 09:44:49 MDT 2010

I believe testparm will skip any attribute with default values.


On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 17:38 +0200, Gilles wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:03:43 +0200, Marcello Romani
> <mromani at ottotecnica.com> wrote:
> >My servers are pure debian, so no I don't know of Ubuntu specific tweaks.
> >I'd try to enable wins in samba and raise its os level (though it should 
> >already be higher than xp), but it could also be that xp refuses to 
> >revert to netbios name resolution (i.e. broadcast). I've seen this 
> >behaviour once, but can't remember right now what it was exactly...
> Thanks everyone for the help, in the mailing list and through e-mail, 
> To make sure I get the basic covered... is there a reason why
> "testparm -s" skips some lines from smb.conf?
> ==================
> # cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
> [global]
> workgroup = WORKGROUP
> [homes]
> guest ok = no
> read only = no
> ==================
> # testparm -s
> Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
> rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
> Processing section "[homes]"
> Loaded services file OK.
> Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
> [global]
> [homes]
>         read only = No
> ==================
> >P.S.: try to respond to the list, or you'll lose potential help :)
> It's because e-mail is immediate, while posts show in Gmane's NTTP
> servers after a good 15mn wait :-)

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