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
> >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...
> >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?
> > >