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I setup Samba today. I expected to see it when I browsed from my Win98 desktop, and I did.  Now when I tried to browse the machine it asked me for the password for $IPC, or IPC$, don't remember the exact order of the $, but when I tried to give it every possible password I could think of for my PC , or the Linux server, none would work.  So I can't browse the shares without getting past this. I remember editing the smb.conf and telling it to use the NTSERVER or passwords, and connect people to their home directory.  I'm not sure what I should get, but I know that I want to setup file shares on my Linux box for Windows users. Please answer by example, and do not post as an answer until I decide who has helped the most.
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Make sure that /etc/smb.conf has the "password server = ntserver-name" There is also a "domain controller = DOMAIN" setting but I don't know if that's used yet, I get log errors with it, but yet it shows up as an option. For home directories, the user needs to have the same login/password between both NT and Linux. The user needs to login with the same username and password on both. If they are the same, one login will suffice.

"workgroup = groupname" needs to be the same as the NT Servers's DOMAIN.

I can send you my smb.conf if you have any more questions.

Rob

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Rob, I have done most of what you describe, but I will lok at my smb.conf with your note in hand. If I find something in your note that fixes my problem I will be back to award the question. If you want to attach your smb.conf to an email to me, you can send it to my anti-spam address of massimj@usa.net.  Thanks
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Rob, I was just typing a long note to you about how I was still left wit hthe same problem, but as i was getting to the last line, I had just rebooted my linux server with the last changes, which I made while reading your note. Now, I don't know what I did different, because your notes looked like things I already tried, but in any case, when I hit the browse this time, it worked.  You get an A for this.  Thanks
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Rob, I saw it work for about 15 minutes, then i did soemthing to make it stop. I'm not sure what, but I was configuring a share, and then some dialup networking. After I rebooted and saw that samba stopped sharing, I removed all of my changes. When I try to browse the linux share, or connect to it directly, I get network busy, or linux not accessable.  I looked through everything and do not see anything that should cause this. I can ping linux, and it can ping me. Is there a way for me to see that samba is working, and what it is doing from the linux box?
I  can repost this as a question if you do not want to answer it here.  Thanks.
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make sure that nmbd and smbd are running. Start and stop the smb service by typing: "/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb stop" and "/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start" view any log errors in /var/log/samba, try upgrading to the newest Samba patch level. You can get some quick and dirty RPMs at http://samba.gorski.net/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/redhat/RPMS/5.1/

E-mail me at rsletten@usa.net w/ any probs. Cheers!
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