[Samba] My smb.conf file works on Fedora 11, but not Fedora 16

Nahvi, Inayat Inayat.Nahvi at polycom.com
Tue Dec 20 11:58:37 MST 2011

I setup a new box with Fedora 16.  I have Firewall and SELinux disabled.  I can ping the IP and host name from the outside.  I copied the smb.conf file from a similar box that was running Fedora 11 to my new box.   When I try to browse the shares on the new box, I keep getting rejected "cannot browse the shares".  This happens whether I browse from a Windows or Linux system.   What am I doing wrong?  Here is the smb.conf file that was working in Fedora 11, but not Fedora 16.

   workgroup = AUSTIN
   server string = SQABVT Samba Server
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 10000
   security = share
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   local master = yes
   os level = 1
   domain master = no
   preferred master = yes
   dns proxy = no
   password level = 8
   username level = 8
   wins support = yes

    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = yes
    writable = yes

   comment = Logs directory
   path = /home/sqa/bvt.new/logs
   browseable = yes
   writeable = no
   guest ok = yes

The smbd.log file on the Fedora 16 server keeps spitting out the same message, which I don't understand - "[2011/12/20 12:49:41.855121,  0] smbd/server.c:1101(main)
  standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option".   Any ideas what I can do?


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