[TriLUG] XP and Samba
Matthew.Frye at rexhealth.com
Tue Feb 24 10:46:46 EST 2004
I had problems seeing (but mostly accessing) smb shares from XP. I found
that my primary issue was usernames. I had to force XP to call me 'mfrye'
instead of 'Matt Frye,' because when XP presented my credentials to SMB (at
that time it was on RH 7.3), it presented me as 'Matt Frye' for which my SMB
server had no record.
Ironically, I discovered this after Microsoft support informed me that by
upgrading my one single Windows box from 98 to XP (home), I had actually
lost functionality. Specifically, the ability to log into a domain.
Microsoft support insisted that I couldn't use a Linux smb server with XP at
all. I also searched high and low on google groups, etc, but mostly found
that people either bought Microsoft's story or didn't answer. I have since
abandoned Windows altogether at home.
> From: Tomm Lorenzin[SMTP:tomm at 1000plus.com]
> Reply To: SkyTomm at 1000plus.com;Triangle Linux Users Group discussion
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 5:00 PM
> To: 'Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list'
> Subject: RE: [TriLUG] XP and Samba
> <<File: ATT275834.txt>>
> Sorry for the delay. Just got to my e-mail from this past weekend.
> I spent HOURS accompanied by much weeping and gnashing of teeth, and a
> much bloodied (keyboard-struck) forehead before I got this to work.
> Unfortunately, I tried so many things that - finally - when I could see
> my Samba shares on XP and vice-versa, I was unable to say what -
> specifically - did the trick..
> May you habe better success.
> For what it's worth and on the off-chance that you may still find it
> helpful, I enclose MY smb.conf for my "1000plus" network/workgroup:
> Tomm "Aha!" Lorenzin
> Mooresville (Lake Norman), NC
> An epiphany:
> A chicken crosses the road -
> "Poultry in motion."
> Visit me at: http://www.1000plus.com/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> Behalf Of Roy Vestal
> Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 21:24
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] XP and Samba
> To add to Jason's suggestion, create a username map with a user(i.e.
> smbuser) that has access to the share ONLY. chown someuser(NOT
> root):smbuser. Then set it chmod 775.
> In the smb.conf:
> In the [Globals] add:
> username map = /path/to/username.map
> map to guest = bad user
> security = server (as per Jason)
> In the [Share] add:
> write list = smbuser
> guest ok = yes
> read only = no (as per Jason)
> Next, create the username.map file and add the line:
> smbuser = guest
> Finally, restart the smb service
> This will secure your box from most of the samba hacks but still allow
> read/write access to the share.
> The biggest rule with Samba, keep the smb.conf file as simple as
> possible. K.I.S.S. is the best rule.
> On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 13:17, Jason Tower wrote:
> > it sounds like you should be using share level security, not user.
> > make
> > sure your smb.conf says 'security = share', make sure the shares you
> > defined are 'read only = no' and chown them to nobody or chmod them to
> > 777, either way should work. restart smbd/nmbd and the other network
> > hosts should have full access to them.
> > On Saturday 21 February 2004 12:53, hsc-linux at nc.rr.com wrote:
> > > I have googled this and come up with tons of "stuff", none of it
> > > completely clear or concise. I am trying to connect a XP Pro box to
> > > a Samba file share using "user" level security. The Samba server is
> > > not a domain controller. All I need it to do is serve up this share
> > > so that the XP box can read and write to it. I can see the samba box
> > > from the XP station but when I click on it I get an error.
> > >
> > > Could someone point me to a link where these challenges specific to
> > > XP have been documented? Also, some example smb.conf files would
> > > also be helpful. Thanks for all the help.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Hugh
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