Ok, my box here at work with Gentoo 1.2 is up and running so it's time to make it usefull to others.
First I wanted to install Samba...but right now I'm not satisfied with the result.
We have a W2K domain and I want this samba server to have a directory for everyone to read/write ... I managed this with a guest account (map to guest = Bad User --> because I don't want the login window to pop-up)
My smb.conf currently looks like this:
workgroup = ANECON
server string = Samba Server %v
encrypt passwords = Yes
map to guest = Bad User
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
path = /stuff
read only = No
guest only = Yes
guest ok = Yes
What I want to accomplish (in that order):
1. I don't want to pop-up any login-windows. Is it possible that samba accepts the W2K username+password that is automatically sent by any W2K client?
2. One or more directories for everyone to read and write (again without the login-window)
3. Maybe a home directory for every user where only the user can read and write. If possible again without the login window.
The smb.conf that I posted was generated by SWAT...
Is there a GOOD pet/how-to/article about samba? So far I haven't found good and in-depth explanations of the options I can configure with samba.
What do you think about O'Reillys "Using Samba" book? Is the only version equal to the hardcover?