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Re: Samba & Win 2000

hi ya falconer

> At 04:44 PM 10/14/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >on your linux box... make sure you have  /home/<foo> exported
> >in /etc/exports  if you want your NT to see the linux home dir...
> /etc/exports is related to NFS, nothing to do with samba

if the /home or /foo is not exported from the linux box....
i would hope that samba would not allow access to that linux resource
to the NTs/win98s ....giving them ro or rw permission as what user ???
-- NT access to linux directories should at least be based on /etc/exports

> >make sure /etc/smb.conf  also has  /home defined in its config file
> Uhhh - why do you need /home shared via smb?  I think you mean the [homes] 
> section in /etc/samba/smb.conf

yes... /home is the value for path= for the [homes] stanza...

> >make sure you have smbd and nmbd running on the linux side
> Yes - correct.
> >make sure tht you have fat/msdos/ntfs compatibility enabled in the kernel
> >if you want to read/write to/from the nt...
> Nope - smbfs is what you need - its a kernel option under remote network 
> file system.  You do not need fat to read a smb share, because you're 
> reading via SMB, not from a fat drive attached locally.

yup...add that tooo....

> >make sure you run the smbpasswd -j domain_name -r nt_server thingie tooo
> To be honest - this might not work with win 2000 domains.  MS have buggered 
> it all up, and I hear that samba is forking development - one branch will 
> focus on win2000 support.

yeah....i never had to use smbpasswd before...till just a week or so ago
when adding linux boxes to their NT world.....allowing those NTs to 
rw to/from the linux dirs......

oh well...as long as it works...

> This command tells nt_server (the PDC of the domain called domain_name) 
> that your linux box is to join the domain and participate as a domain 
> controller.
> >on the NT side.... make sure you have C:\\something defined as a share...
> If theres a directory on the NT machine you want to access from the linux 
> box then yes, otherwise you don't need to create shares on the NT side

> FYI, NT workstation/server always has \\machinename\c$ as a hidden share 
> with administrator full access.  You'd need to use this command to mount a 
> NT share into your linux filesystem
> smbmount //servername/c\$ /mnt -o username=ADMINISTRATOR
> the c\$ escapes the dollars sign so that the shell doesn't look for a variable.

one of many ways to mount the NT to the linux box...

have fun...

> >On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Eileen Orbell wrote:
> >
> > > I have tried and tried to get Windows 2000 to see my linux box through
> > > Samba so I can share files etc.  But no matter what I tried I have no
> > > success.  Is there anyone out there who knows how to do this?
> > >
> -- 
> Criggie

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