Can't log into samaba shares
First my issue and question:
I have setup a SUSE linux box to operate as a file server on my home network, which contains both Widows and linux machines.
I went though the samba setup via SUSE's gui interface. I am now able to see my samba shares from my Windows machine, but if I try to access them it prompts me for a username a password.
No matter what username and password I provide, it doesn't work. I've tried my linux username and password, I've tried root, and I've tried my Windows username and password.
I then went to my user settings in Windows and went to "Manage my network passwords", and setup a password for my linux box (lets call is LINSERV).
Now when I am prompted to authenticate myself to access the share it comes up with the username: LINSERV\mylinuxusername
I assume that this is correct, and what I should be doing.
That still doesn't work.
In order to troubleshoot this better and get around all this I install smb4k on my linux box and tried to access the shares from there.
That still doesn't work.
Even accessing the shares from my linux box itself, using my normal linux login or root does not work, and gives me the same error that I get from Windows, which is "Access denied".
So, what user is samba looking for here and how do I access the share?
Other points and issues:
Having gotten to this point I started looking for more documentation. I installed the samba documentation, because it wasn't automatically installed, and upon reading it I see that I can't find any simple listing off all the parameters and options in the config file.
Everything I have found on the internet gives "examples" of how to setup smb.conf files for various situations, but I can find no listing of simple what each parameter in the smb.conf file means and how they are to be used.
By default it looks like SUSE sets up a fairly bloated conf file, but I can't tell for sure. I just want to get down to basics and then work my way up from there, but I need a listing of every conf option for [global] and for each share what that I know what I'm working with here.
This seems like something pretty basic and obvious. I cannot believe that the documentation for Samba doesn't include this, and even more, I can't find this on the internet anywhere!?!?
Does anyone have a simple listing of all the parameters for the conf file, with an explanation of them and a listing of all the options for them?