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hi , i am configuring samba server ........i have configured smb.conf file......paramtest is giving following output Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf Processing section "[homes]" Processing section "[files]" Processing section ...
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    problem with samba server


    hi ,

    i am configuring samba server ........i have configured smb.conf file......paramtest is giving following output

    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    Processing section "[homes]"
    Processing section "[files]"
    Processing section "[test5]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
    Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

    [global]
    workgroup = Mshome
    server string = Samba Server on goli
    ;netbios name = goli
    interfaces = 172.16.97.165/255.255.0.0
    hosts allow = 172.16
    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
    max log size = 50
    security = share
    passdb backend = tdbsam
    encrypt passwords = yes
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
    unix password sync = yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *passwd:*all*auth*tokens*updated*
    pam password change = yes
    obey pam restrictions = yes
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
    dns proxy = no

    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writable = yes
    valid users = %S
    create mode = 0664
    directory mode = 0775

    [pmd]
    comment = Shared Files
    path = /home/pmd
    writable = yes
    guest ok = yes

    [test5]
    comment = Shared Files test5
    path = /home/test5
    read only = no


    i think its ok......problem is my computer is not visible on the client computers to whom i am sharing my files......i created user account on the client computers as i specified in my server. ....that are pmd and test5......what may be the problem ...plz help......

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    Maybe a firewall issue

    Check the firewall on your linux box and make sure you are allowing smb traffic.

    Can you see the shares if you do a net view \\<yourservername> from one of your Window's clients?

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    agree with steve.
    sometimes crap windows just dont show your box, try accessing your box from browser \\{your box ip or name}\

    Hope you have restarted your service after making configuration changes in your smb.conf file.
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