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Map a network drive off a openSuSE 11 server

I am attempting to map a network drive from a Windows 2003 server (client) to an openSuSE 11 server.  I've enabled Samba and from my W2K3 server I'm able to run \\Server IP Address and see a list of the shares.  However, when I attempt to connect to one of those shares, none of the UN/PW seem to work.  Both servers do reside in the same "workgroup".  What am I missing?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Did yout set smbpasswords for your UN?
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custominetAuthor Commented:
I would have to say no since I'm not sure what you're referring to.  I pretty new to Linux networking.  Where do I set smb passwords?
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woolmilkporcCommented:

Use 'smbpasswd'
Look at 'smbpasswd -h' to get usage help.
It is usually in /usr/bin (as a link) and basically it stores usernames and passwords in a file to be used by smbd.
The basic format is 'smbpasswd [username] [password]'
 
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Sorry, format (when run by root) is of course
'smbpasswd -a  [username] [password]'
to add a new user.
 
 
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custominetAuthor Commented:
Ok...  we're almost there.  I'm able to connect but I'm not able to create directories, etc.  Becuase this will only be for temporary use, I'd like to connect as root.  In my smbusers file, I have the default entry of root=administrator.  I modified it to say root=MyNewUser.  I restarted the server just to make sure everything got reloaded (I realize I can restart smb and nmb).  I connected to the Samba share as MyNewUser but I'm still not able to create/etc. directories.  What's my next step?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi,

you can configure the allowed users for your share and give them R/W permission.
You can do this by using 'swat' or by modifying your smbd.conf.

The root= thing is not needed, afaik.

wmp



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