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Master Geek

Topic # 8119 5-Jun-2006 12:59
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Hi All

I'm trying to config Samba Server on RedHat 7.2 to work with Win98, W2K, and XP with a Proxy server as part of CTC course.

I don't really understand the concept and how to get through the configuration. Could anyone PM me with some explaination on smb.conf config. Or some example I can have a look at.

I try reading the RedHat manual and Samba build-in  Manual. But not clear about it. Please help.

Thank you


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Ultimate Geek

Reply # 37734 5-Jun-2006 17:13

using a text editor, edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf
there are easier ways and even GUIs to do this, but you always learn more by learning how to do it the 'old-skool way' first
the smb.conf file is split into a [global] configuration section and per-share configuration(s)
if you have a smb.conf that is full of comments and example configurations, rename it (mv) and start with a new, blank smb.conf
lets look at a simple smb.conf
----- begin smb.conf ----
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Test Samba Server
security = share

path = /home/warez
comment = My Warez
writable = no
public = yes
----- end smb.conf ------
if you have a little intuition the function of most of these lines should be clear or even obvious, what will need explaining is the security line
the access-control to the 'warez' share (a share is in this example is [warez] and the lines below) is controlled by the 'public = yes' parameter

using security = share is the easiest way to get your samba server up and running. user-based access (security = user) and replacing a domain controller I dont want to get into right away ;-)

once you've edited your smb.conf don't forget to run '/etc/init.d/smb restart' to activate the changes to the configuration file.

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Master Geek

Reply # 37884 7-Jun-2006 12:24
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Thank you very much barf. I finally found the problem on RH7.2 that stop it from working properly. Something to do with hostname, it's not saving the change, as soon as I restart the daemon, hostname got switch back to default. But all beside that, it's working. Thank you again.

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