Adam Lang Systems Engineer Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company http://www.rutgersinsurance.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Klement" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 4:31 PM Subject: RE: Samba in PASE environment > 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 try this instead: [global] workgroup = MYGROUP encrypt passwords = Yes [public] path = /tmp guest ok = yes This is a lot better "test" config file. Of course set path and workgroup to something that is appropriate. > > 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. You need to have the second acount database if you want to run Samba as a PDC. > 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. SWAT is the best solution to configure the program.. It is a VERY good utility I believe. > 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. Wrong. If the hosts allow is blank, it allows acces from all ip addresses. Putting a value in for it restricts access to just the addresses you specify. > 6) Every time I change my samba configuration, I restart smbd and > nmbd. I don't know if its required, but I do. Ya know, it has been so long since I have needed to touch the server, I do not even remember if you need to restart or not.
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