this is in  AIX ..getting an error while installing samba on AIX5.3

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
this is in  AIX ..getting an error while installing samba on AIX5.3..I have used the same installable in other server the samba share was working fine..but its not working in this server.I have instaled samba
lslpp -l | grep samba
  pware53.samba.rte  COMMITTED  Samba 3.3.1 + Clustering

added this contents in /etc/inetd.conf
and also added in /etc/services
 swat     910/tcp
restarted opt/pware/sbin/smbd -D
                opt/pware/sbin/nmbd -D
and also created uuser samba
and then smbpasswd -a samba
and also refresh -s inetd
everything looks fine on the server side errors.
I also tried killing the processes of smbd starting them backup again
and also created user again
doesnt work
when try to access share from windows after giving login credentials it throws below  error":

You might not have the permission to use this network resource..Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions..

I have gave all permissions to the folder and readable writable in the smb.conf
it is still not working..please post all the steps as to how to make it work..

Question by:aixtutorial
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    do you use the correct smb.conf file?

    With pware samba it's

    /opt/pware/samba/3.3.1/lib/smb.conf      # /3.3.1/ depends on the version!

    Maybe you're missing the link in /etc?

    /etc/smb.conf (if present) should look like this:

    lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system    smb.conf -> /opt/pware/samba/3.3.1/lib/smb.conf

    If you created a /etc/smb.conf, move it to /opt/pware/samba/3.3.1/lib/smb.conf and (if desired) create the above link:

    ln -sf /opt/pware/samba/3.3.1/lib/smb.conf /etc/smb.conf



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