A couple questions regarding SAMBA
Hey, I'm pretty new to Linux and the configuration of system utilities/servers (first thing I learned was to search for answers to my questions before posting here :) ).
There are a couple questions that I can't seem to answer myself.
There are two issues that I have with my Samba server.
First is the fact that I can not use the hostname to actually connect to the server. When I want to browse the files or mount the drives on my windows machine, I have to use the IP address (for example, I must type \\192.168.10.xxx for my IP address as opposed to just \\linuxbox).
Second, when i try to browse a share, I am asked for credentials (user name and pass). I can not browse a share at all unless I supply ROOT username and password. Any other user name and pass will not work. I dont mind having to supply creds, I just want to be able to NOT have to user ROOT.
samba login with local user
Please create new user account in linux and that user in samba database.
use smbpasswd -a username to add your user to samba password database
so you can able to login with local-username.
2. Resolving your ip to name you have to configure DNS or local host file.