[svlug] Thanks for SAMBA help
paulz at ieee.org
Sun Mar 30 07:32:37 PST 2003
At last months SVLUG, I asked numerous people about some problems I
was having networking Linux into the windows world at my work. I got
many suggestions, but didn't get the emails of everyone,.
The key suggestion was to read the man pages for `mount`, `smbmount`.
Duh. I had been trying to find the answer in printed books and
installation manuals which didn't get to the specifics I needed. As
soon as I got to the details about username and workgroup, things fit
into place. RedHat, Mandrake, and S.U.S.E. all work. Next a little
tweaking on /etc/fstab made things even smoother.
Now I also understand one of my earlier road blocks. confDrake is a
friendly GUI. It could easily find the file server, but then gave an
error that the remote computer didn't want to share. Well, there was no
place to enter username, so of course it didn't' want to share. After I
fixed /etc/fstab, confDrake got its details there, and worked. Now it
would also allow get to the place where username could be displayed and
modified. BTW this was Mandrake 8.1. Maybe this oversight has been
fixed in a new version..
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