joel.palmtag at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 16:44:56 PST 2007
You really can do some amazing things with smb.conf, including active
directory integration etc. There are some good primers on samba.org if
I recall, but none so well laid out as a quick google reveals:
Although written in a RHEL centric mindset, the smb.conf examples and
explanations are both thorough and pretty accurate at a glance.
On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 18:33 -0800, orbit wrote:
> Perhaps we have different issues with similar symptems? I want my
> smb server to stop prompting Windoze machines for login/password when
> they try to access a shared folder on my machine. After futzing around
> it I checked at the Samba website and they do address the
> thing. The config file needs some hand editing and a couple new
> created (public/private). Apparently smb uses the cifs protocal and
> a single directory to the publicly accessable and then users of the
> put there files in there for sharing. I suppose that directory is
> linked to
> the user's home directory or some such.
> I decided to go to the Samba website, I know, that's too easy!:) So
> eventually get through it all. I was just disappointed the Ubuntu
> included the nice shared folder configuration tool and it doesn' t
> work out of
> the box, one might as well install the sources and compile and install
> from there. Sometimes I'm lazy and want to use the thing to accomplish
> task rather than all the rest heh
> --Paul T.
> Anthony Ettinger <anthony at chovy.com> wrote:
> The only thing I was able to do is to unmap any mapped
> think because I have a public share and a private share, (the
> not requiring a login), that windows doesn't know what to do.
> On 1/19/07, orbit wrote:
> > Anthony,
> > Did you ever find a solution to your problem with Windoze
> access to a
> > 'shared folder' on your Linux box? I have the same trouble
> with Ubuntu.
> > Ubuntu includes a gui that lets you designate a directory as
> a shared folder
> > but when you try and access the folder from XP, etc., one is
> prompted for
> > a login password. I got diverted the rest of the afternoon
> parusing the
> > samba
> > docs, etc. and it appears one needs to intimately learn and
> modify by
> > hand the samba config file, issue logins/passwords or 'sync'
> user accounts
> > on the linux box with smbpasswd and on and on. I'm usually
> happy to go
> > through all of this, but, occasionally, I just need to
> address the task at
> > hand
> > as it may include it's own hidden educational
> > Cheers,
> > --Paul T.
> > Anthony Ettinger wrote:
> > On 12/18/06, Ivan Sterling wrote:
> > > Does anyone at SMAUG have any ideas for David?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Ivan
> > >
> > > On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 21:52 -0500, Deaderick, David S
> > >
> > > > About a month ago I decided, after reading an article in
> Tux Magazine,
> > > > to make one of my two desktops at home a Linux server
> for all files
> > > > that Nancy and I use. That transition has gone pretty
> well with one
> > > > major frustration: Mandrake, Suse, MEPIS -- all cannot
> write to the
> > > > server, whereas Ubuntu and Fedora Core 6 have no problem
> with that.
> > > > Yes, with all of these I have an account on the server,
> > > > username/password (and smbpasswd) as on the client. I
> don't know what
> > > > the problem is. Could be something simple. Ask your
> group, please.
> > >
> > I have a samba server setup, and it's pretty frustration
> getting it to
> > correctly login from windows xp...I usually have to unmap
> the drive,
> > and remap it again to store the correct username/password.
> > --
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