Linux Issues

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at
Tue Jul 23 22:52:55 GMT 2002

Try the samba users list. This is for clients. But to get it to work you need to
change the "workgroup" parameter in /etc/samba/smb.conf and restart the
service. That will allow you to "see" the Linux machine provided your network is setup
correctly (ping?). Then to share stuff enable encrypted passwords by running:

# cat /etc/passwd | mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd

Or something similar. See /usr/share/samba-xxx/docs/ENCRYPTION.txt. Then do:

# smbpasswd nick

and set the password to the same as your windows one. That will get you started
but you'll need to follow up with and/or do a google on samba
share linux ... etc to really figure out how it all works. I recommend the book by
John Bliar too.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nick van der Walt [SMTP:Nick at]
> Sent:	Tuesday, July 23, 2002 2:27 PM
> To:	'smb-clients'
> Subject:	Linux Issues
> Hi
> Could someone please help me? I use Red Hat 7.1. I have installed Samba and it seems to be working, except for one part. I can locate my Linux server from my Windows NT / XP box but I can not access
> it. It does appear that my shares have not been set up correctly.
> Does anyone have more detail on setting up shares?
> Thanks
> Nick

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