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Samba config help

Posted on 2003-02-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
im using samba 2.2x and am trying to us it as a file server for a few windows boxes and linux boxes, but neither cna accually connect to it, but they can both see it from its boradcasts. ive tried my hardest to find the problem in the docs, but no answer to my specific problem.
Question by:JTWolfman
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Expert Comment

ID: 8013012
have you tried connecting via IP?

Start -> Run -> \\\

(or whatever your IP is)

this is my config file, which works fine (and has for awhile)

it has a few other things in there like domain login and what not, but those wont make any difference, you can get the most of it


Expert Comment

ID: 8014156
Did you setup your users correctly using "useradd username" and "smbpasswd -a username"?  Are your connections to the Samba server public and/or have the right access rights configured in smb.conf?
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Accepted Solution

Gabriel Orozco earned 300 total points
ID: 8014769
there are some registry keys you need to intriduce in win2000 and winXP before you can actually connect to a sama server.

did you already setup them?

if not, download/create the file.
one link to get it is this:

Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.


Expert Comment

ID: 8016652
Windows 2000 needs to registry mods if you setup samba properly (with encrypted passswords)

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

You are correct on WinXP -> there is a registry mod to get it to talk to Samba as a PDC but you should be able to browse its shares without that.

Author Comment

ID: 8021705
Excellent, thanks guys

Author Comment

ID: 8324328
thanks man, helped good

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