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    Slackware 12 and Samba Problem

    Hello Everyone,
    Sorry for the long post but I'm using Slackware 12 with KDE. I am new to Samba and have some slight networking problems.

    PROBLEM 1
    I have been attempting to configure Samba and so far I can see my shared folders in Windows XP however when I try to open either folder from WinXP I get this message:

    \\SLACK12\guest home is not accessible.
    You may not have permission to use this
    network resource.Contact the Administrator
    of this server to find out if you have
    access permissions.

    Both folders are Public,Browsable,Available with share level security in Samba. Access permissions I set in "Properties" for both folders are as follows: owner,group,others "can view and modify content" Ownership is set as, user:guest Group:Users. Again all settings are for both folders. So,what do I change to access my folders from WinXP ?

    Problem 2
    I type smb://slack12/ in Konqueror try to open either folder and see this message:

    The file or folder smb://slack12/guest folder does not exist.

    It certainly does exist. They both do. These are just folders in my "guest" account so I don't have login as "root" all the time. Can anyone explain this message to me? Here's my very basic and probably incomplete smb.conf:

    restrict anonymous = no
    domain master = no
    preferred master = no
    workgroup = HOME
    server string = Samba
    max protocol = NT
    acl compatibility = winnt
    ldap ssl = No
    server signing = Auto
    local master = no

    [guest folder]
    case sensitive = no
    strict locking = no
    guest ok = yes
    msdfs proxy = no
    read only = no
    path = /home/guest

    [guest home]
    case sensitive = no
    strict locking = no
    guest ok = yes
    msdfs proxy = no
    read only = no
    path = /home

    On my Slackware box I can see and access my windows files just fine. I just cannot access my shares in my Slack box from windows. Any help appreciated!

    Thank You jonycat
    Last edited by johnmann; 03-24-2008 at 08:26 PM.

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    First issue: have you used smbpasswd to add the appropriate users?

    Second issue: as defined in the smb.conf file, smb://slack12/guest does not exist. Try changing [guest folder] to [guest] and [guest home] to [home]

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    Sorry I took so long to post back (worked out of town) No I have not set passwords yet and I'll rename my folders. What I should have explained in my first post is I'm wanting to start with is a simple network neighborhood style setup. I'm doing this at home with my extra computers so if something breaks no big deal. Thank you Outlaw for the help. BTW Do I know you from Linuxjunior days?

    Thanks Again johnmann

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    My nick changed from Radar on LJR as a result of the move.

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    Renamed folders & set passwords and now I can access my shared folders on the Slackware side and wintel side One more thing. In some of the tuts I've read I tried some commands from a terminal to start $ stop Samba. They must be Distro specific cuz they no worky in Slack. Anyone know what I should type to start and stop Samba so i don't have to reboot all the time ?

    Thanks Outlaw your help got my network up and running.

    johnmann

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    Not sure about slack, but on an unfamiliar linux, I would just look in /etc/init.d for something with smb and nmb.

    Code:
    [radar@msi-k8t:~]$ ls /etc/init.d/*mb
    /etc/init.d/nmb  /etc/init.d/smb
    [radar@msi-k8t:~]$ su -
    Password:
    [root@msi-k8t ~]# /etc/init.d/smb stop && /etc/init.d/nmb stop
    Shutting down SMB services:                                [  OK  ]
    Shutting down NMB services:                                [  OK  ]
    [root@msi-k8t ~]# /etc/init.d/nmb start && /etc/init.d/smb start
    Starting NMB services:                                     [  OK  ]
    Starting SMB services:                                     [  OK  ]

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    On slackware it should be something like: /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/smb restart
    Or /etc/rc.d/rc.smb restart
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    Thanks guys for the help I just remembered last night I have swat installed and if I'd have used it Samba would have been eassier for me to get configured since there's a help button for nearly everything. Oh well, I'm a Samba nOOblet I admit it. Never gave a dang about Samba till lately. Oh yea, you can start & stop Samba using swat also "no kidding johnmann" Any way thanks again for your help and patience.

    johnmann

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