Set up samba.
rowdenw at eskimo.com
Sun Dec 23 08:47:05 PST 2001
I'm grateful for the comments, Cliff.
Today, Cliff wrote:
> For your purposes of file-transfers, you don't need to have the
> linux box be the master browser. You also don't want to be a
> domain controller. Comment out those lines in smbd.conf.
The following lines are comments in "smb.conf":
; local master = no
; domain master = yes
# preferred master = yes
Perhaps I'll try un-commenting "local master = no". First, I'll try
the following, though:
> I have found that "share" level browsing has worked for me quite
> well as opposed to the default "user" mode.
> Another trouble I have had is making sure the subnet addresses
> for all boxes are the same. If you are running a class c
> network, the subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0 with broadcast
> address of 192.168.0.255.
Currently it's set to "user". I'll try "share"--and check the Win98
network settings--next time I'm there. I can access the Linux
server remotely but I can't test the Windoze boxes remotely, so I'll
report back later.
> Also, keep in mind that it takes some time for netbios names to
> show up on a win9x box after rebooting.
Yes, I noticed that.
> Can you give us the output from "smbclient -L hurston"?
Here it is:
[root at hurston samba]# smbclient -L hurston
INFO: Debug class all level = 2 (pid 20335 from pid 20335)
added interface ip=192.168.0.1 bcast=192.168.0.255
Anonymous login successful
Domain=[HARLEM] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.1a]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
tmp Disk Temporary file space
IPC$ IPC IPC Service (Linux Samba Server)
ADMIN$ Disk IPC Service (Linux Samba Server)
HURSTON Linux Samba Server
The password was null, btw.
> William Rowden wrote:
> >I find this broadcast network frustrating, though, as
> >shares disappear as they time out and reappear on use.
> >From the Linux box, "smbclient -L" works for all Linux and Win98
> >shares. The only difference is that the Win98 boxes consider one of
> >themselves the master, while the Linux box considers itself as
> >Note that "smb.conf" file has the following:
> > [tmp]
> > comment = Temporary file space
> > path = /tmp
> > read only = yes
> > public = yes
Well, I'll just go get hit by a truck and come back.
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