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

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Feb 12 17:55:43 MST 2014

On Wed, 2014-02-12 at 22:02 +0000, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
> On 12/02/14 16:36, Chris Weiss wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2014-02-12 at 13:52 +0000, Adam Barnes wrote:
> >>> Right i'm not making any progress with this and now ive got myself totally
> >>> confused..
> >>> No matter what I try it comes back to the same thing security = share or
> >>> user, all the other settings don't seem to make a difference.
> >>> I can't think of a reason why this would be, I don't know linux well enough
> >>> to know how it passes the credentials.
> >>>
> >>> I really don't know what to try now.
> >> If you
> >> can get away from the workgroup idea, I think you'll make this a lot
> >> easier to understand. Once you get domain centralised, you never go
> >> back.
> >> HTH
> >> Steve
> >>
> > I completely disagree.  there's windows computers involved and MS has
> > made it increasingly more difficult use any of the "home" editions in
> > a domain.
> >
> > we're only talking about a couple users and one server here.
> > security=user is completely manageable.
> Absolutely! With all due respect, I find it really hard to refrain from 
> expressing my true reaction to "If you can get away from the workgroup 
> idea, I think you'll make this a lot easier to understand". For pete's 
> sake, workgroups might have their long list of shortcomings, but they 
> are a helluvalot simpler to setup than a domain. And yes, I have managed 
> and used both in different setups for a good number of years. We are 
> talking about someone who's trying to get two computers to see a share 
> on a third one - and the best suggestion is to move to using a domain? 
> It's like telling someone who's trying to fix their mountain bike to go 
> and buy a Hummer - as it is a real capable vehicle and it will solve all 
> their problems!
> Besides, if figuring out a 10 lines smb.conf file proves so difficult 
> and the OP has confessed limited Linux knowledge, how would setting up 
> and troubleshooting a domain be an easier task?

No, no. I can't apologise enough. I am guilty of not reading the thread.
Of course a domain is ridiculous for 3 machines at home. As punishment,
we ought to be made to convert our domain to a workgroup.
T. H. 1. Robin

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