A few comments: 1) The [Home] share is a "special" share, designed to allow every user that connects to magically see his own home directory on the UNIX machine. Not sure if the same paradigm really applies to OS/400... this might not be a good place to start. 2) Maybe a simple share like this would be a place to start: [simple] comment = Simple Share path = /simple/dir valid users = klemscot bdietz public = yes writable = yes printable = no 3) I run 7 Samba servers, and I've never used the "sambapasswd" program. I know that it's possible to create separate userid & password database from the system one, but I never found the need to do so. 4) The SWAT program is intended to allow you to connect with a web browser and get a GUI whereby you can change the configuration in the smb.conf file. The reason is because, like you, many people found editing smb.conf to be awkward. 5) Make sure you have a 'hosts allow' line in smb.conf that allows access from your LAN. Missing this is a common gotcha.. without this, you can't access the shares. 6) Every time I change my samba configuration, I restart smbd and nmbd. I don't know if its required, but I do. Good luck On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 email@example.com wrote: > > Ok Adam, Since I am new to this "thing" I will ask for help.. > > I ended up with at smb.conf at about that many lines. I was not able to > bring up any shares though. > I tried to set up just one share for starters. The environment is my win2k > PC and the 400 running samba aix 2.2.1. I will have time tomorrow to check > out more. > <smb.conf> > [global] > workgroup = ITS > netbios name = EBIZ01 > server string = EBIZ01-Samba-Server > [home] > comment = Home Directories > path=/home > > Questions, how important is the sambapasswd "program"? > All I want is a proof that it works, just a simple guest share of the /home > directory would be great. > Do you have to restart the smbd and nmbd "services", it appears that I do > not have to? > What is the purpose of the swat program. It does not appear to be a > command line program? > > >From my PC the NBTSTAT works and I can see the domain and the netbios name. > but when I try and browse or "net use" I got some such error that the > server did not exist any more. > I was dialed in at the time and I am not sure how stuff gets routed to the > "dial-in" network, but the share from the "regular" netserver came up fine. > > I'm done rambling today. Lets pick this up tomorrow. > >
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