Re: Sharing with workgroup
- From: rjr <rjr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 01:27:59 GMT
On 2006-01-08, Bill <billaboard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Robert wrote:
>> Bill wrote:
>>> I've been trying to get this to work with various flavors of Linux
>>> since the beginning of 2004, so the New Year resolution is to make it
>>> work with a new machine running FC4.
>>> I have a home/small business Windows Workgroup based on a wireless
>>> router with machines that come and go. The Windows end is mainly XP,
>>> plus one W2k and some older OS's for testing software. Some desktop
>>> machines have fixed IP addresses, and the dhcp server on the router is
>>> set to provide IP's from 192.168.20 upwards.
>>> None of the Windows machines acts as the browse master, and I must
>>> keep browsing flexible ie elections and no server for the browsing lists.
>>> Early last week, I thought I had all this working, but within a few
>>> days we were getting not accessible messages in various directions.
>>> The workgroup name is set correctly everywhere, and all machines log
>>> on with the same user name and with a null samba password. (FC4 seems
>>> to require that in the initial setup, you log on with a password, but
>>> then replace it with a null - attempting to enter a null password
>>> returns a statement that the password and confirmation do not match).
>>> Pinging with IP addresses works everywhere. I just want the FC4
>>> machine to join in the elections, recognise the username and grant
>>> Any guidance as to where to start gratefully received!
>> I'm guessing you have their names added by smbpasswd?
> I believe that I have. The common username is listed as a user and I
> have now set the null password using smbpasswd -n <username>
>> since you're not worried about security, set;
>> security = share
>> [<some location>]
>> public = yes
> I have added the line security = share to the global segment in smbconf
> and checked that public = yes is set in both the locations I have shared.
> Still no success.
> Running Ethereal on one of the Windows machines appears to show that
> when the Windows machine tries to make contact the Linux machine returns:
> Negative session response Not listening for called name
> The smbd and nmbd processes are running and netstat appears to show a
> TCP listen on a netbios port.
> Running nbtstat -c on the Windows machines seems to give the correct
> machine name for the Linux machine. nbtstat -r seems to give more
> entries for the Linux machine than any of the Win machines.
> How can one be sure that the name resolution is set the same at the
> Windows and Linux ends? I can see where to set it to Kerberos, LDAP or
> smb, but don't know what the normal setting should be. I also am not
> totally confident about password encryption settings between the two OS's.
Samba is pretty easy to setup. Could be one of many things. Check out
linuxhomenetworking.com or org and howtoforge.com. Also, in
/usr/share/doc/samba... you should have plenty of stuff to read. That'll
get you up quicker than bouncing back and forth for days here. If you
still have problems, please post back.
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