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By Abrar Hazarika ·
I configured samba in a linux machine. From samba i get the smb prompt and can browse any other machine on the network. But from the windows machine i can see the samba server in the network neighbourhood but can't go any further. I created a publicdirectory under home as writeable=yes in the linux box but when trying to access, it says, there is a network error. Even i get the http service from the linux (apache) by typing the http://<netbios name> in explorer address bar of any windows machine.
What could be wrong?

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by custodian In reply to getting linux in network ...

Make sure you have browseable=yes for that directory.(If that worked stop reading!) Also if you get password errors when trying to browse that samba server, check your security mode. Most people will want user level security but setting security=share will give looser security for eas of browsing in a mixed environment of windows machines.

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by Abrar Hazarika In reply to getting linux in network ...

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by bg4 In reply to getting linux in network ...

Another thing to check is to do with passwords. Samba uses non-encrypted passwords by default, as does Win95. However Win98, Win2K, NT, etc all use encrypted passwords. There are two solutions to this problem; 1. Make Samba use encrypted passwords or 2, make windows use un-encrypted passwords.
The simplest is 2 but the more secure is 1. Details of how to do both are available in the Samba document directory under a file called "encryption.html".

Hope this helps, Rod.

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by bg4 In reply to getting linux in network ...

Another thing to check is to do with passwords. Samba uses non-encrypted passwords by default, as does Win95. However Win98, Win2K, NT, etc all use encrypted passwords. There are two solutions to this problem; 1. Make Samba use encrypted passwords or 2, make windows use un-encrypted passwords.
The simplest is 2 but the more secure is 1. Details of how to do both are available in the Samba document directory under a file called "encryption.html".

Hope this helps, Rod.

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by Old-Flyer In reply to getting linux in network ...

I use the SWAT to configure Samba. You want to make sure you have added the user and password to Samba. Also you must have browse=yes for the directory you are trying to share.

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by taisn In reply to getting linux in network ...

Add the Samba user (be sure the user must be present in the system) by typing the following command at Linux Server

#smbadduser username

which will then ask the password for this user, though its password can be different than system. This operation will add the entries to the /etc/samba/smbusers and /etc/samba/smbpasswd files.

Now logon with the above mentioned user with the password. This will enable you to access its Samba share on the Network Neighborhood.

Tahir
Pakistan

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