[TriLUG] XP and Samba
tomm at 1000plus.com
Mon Feb 23 17:00:33 EST 2004
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
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"Poultry in motion."
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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.
> 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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