Thanks loads, I always end up trying to read unix manuals like the are for the 400, I Usually end up with a major brain cramp. 1) make sense...commented out [home] 2) sounds like a plan...I removed your name, don't need any intruders <g> 3) so the valid users is the key? Or does it pick the userid up in the data stream and use that?? Hate to have to key in all my users<ugh> 4) maybe I'll fiddle with swat. I'll just bet it uses perl somewhere alond the way 5) In my sleep deprived stupor I thought I read that if blank then any host on the given subnet could access. I remember 127.0.0.1 as being special and needed. 6) Easy enough to restart, I hacked a little CL to start samba under PASE. TTFN Bryan Hey get a load of this thread...it has real techie stuff being exchanged<g> =================================== 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
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