From: -=- jd -=- (jim_at_bikeguy.myip.org)
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 00:45:48 GMT
I just came across this post and noted you're use of the smb browser.
Quick question: does it allow one to actually work with file on remote
file systems? The newwer versions of RH that I've played with lately
have some sort of "built-in" smb browse capability that seems to work ok
for "lookie only, but no touchie". In other words - you can't actually
do anything with remote files viewed in this manner. One has to copy
them over to the local filesystem and then you are allowed to open it,
play it, etc... just curious about this one that you mention.
-=- jd -=-
Stephen Harris wrote:
> "Dave" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>Would someone mind cut-and-pasting their smb.conf file, or at least the
>>portion thereof, which shows the code which sets up Samba for file-sharing
>>and access from an XP machine? Thanks.
>>Currently, my XP machine file manager can see the workgroup in which the
>>Linux machine is located as well as the Samba server, but Samba server
>>will not allow access.
> This is a permission problem. I saw someone advise using adduser.
> If you haven't gotten very far with this, erase samba 2.2.8 and
> download and install the 3.01pre3 which works well and is automated
> for some of the configuration tasks.
> With version 3.+ after adduser the command is smbpasswd -a username
> The username must also be on the win xp machine.
> If you want to initially use the swat program change
> only_from = localhost to only_from = 127.0.0.1
> because though they are supposed to be equivalent, they are not,
> if you are using RH9.
> Also change in swat: disable = yes to disable = no
> or maybe it is enable = no should be changed to enable = yes
> I forget whether it is in terms of disable or enable but
> the default setting is incorrect so change to the opposite.
> To get a feel for this create a username account called root
> with administrative priveleges on the win xp machine assuming
> you have pro (there may be problems with home) and logon
> to both machines as root. If you have root in both smbpasswd
> and windows xp users this will likely work for file sharing
> both ways. Next try the user "everyman" on both machines.
> If the connection doesn't work both ways you will see that
> the problem rests in groups and permissions. Also if you
> want to share printers you will need guest ok = yes in
> the [printer] share section. If you use google, you can find
> posts about this on the linux.samba group and Howto.
> On the linux side I use Xsmbrowser for graphical network.
> I spent two weeks on this so read docs when it comes to printing.