[Samba] Windows and Linux can't access Samba at the same time.

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 10 10:36:30 MST 2014

On 10/02/14 16:42, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
> On 10/02/14 09:32, Rowland Penny wrote:
> </snip>
>> Hi, you might think that you are running a Ubuntu samba server, but 
>> you are not, you are running a workgroup.
> Hmm - I'm not sure the above makes sense. He is running samba in 
> server mode on the Ubuntu machine - so he is running a samba server. 
> Unless you are trying to say something about Samba in DC mode, or even 
> something else? Samba in workgroup mode is still a samba server.

So every windows machine that is part of a workgroup is also a server, 
no, they are all clients, there are no servers in a workgroup.

>> This means that every user must have an account on every computer, 
>> they do not have to have the same gid, just the same username & 
>> password.
>> There are also possible problems with the smb.conf on both machines, 
>> at the end of the ubuntu one are these lines:
>> follow symlinks = yes
>> wide links = yes
>> unix extensions = no
>> These appear to be part of [Music] , only problem is that 'unix 
>> extensions = no' should be part of [global].
>> The smb.conf on the raspberry pi needs to be basically the same as 
>> the ubuntu one but without the shares.
> I'm not sure about that one either. The pi is acting as a samba 
> client. It should be able to just connect to any Samba compliant 
> server - even a Windows machine with file sharing enabled. Can't quite 
> see it needing the same smb.conf as the server.

Well yes, I will give you this one, but the users on the pi will still 
have to be users on any workgroup computer that they want to connect to.

> Another thing to check is that, if the Windows machines are Win 7 or 
> Win 8, make sure you are not using home groups. That adds a whole new 
> level of headaches.

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