samba server problems
i have tryed to configure the samba server on my linux box so that i can accses its shares on a windblows 98 box.
my machine (rh92) shows up on network neighbourhood but when i try to view it i get "computer or sharename cannot be found" has anyone got any ideas as to what i might do to resolve this little annoyance?
Do you have a smbpassword file in your /etc/samba folder?
and is the specific folder you are trying to see shared?
Since samba is a server you need users, I find it easier if the usernames and passwords match on both boxes.
Hope this helps
I believe the user needs to be first added with the smbpasswd command before they can connect.
Jeremy is right, but included a user with the same account needs to be on the box.
/home/user #must exist for:
smbpassword -a user
still no change.
have tried smbpasswd -a and have checked /etc/smbpasswd but still no luck...
do you have a smbpasswd file?
Ok now check the permissions on the file you are trying to share. Make sure that the file is accessible.
drxwr-x--- root root <somefile>
is only accessible by root
i have set the permissions for the folder so that it is accsesible by everyone but this has still made no change
do you have to share a file not a folder?
if you chmod -R it will go down the line.
chmod -R 775 <somedirectory>
This will make the owner and group have
read write excecute and everyone else with have read and excecute
and all of the files in the directory.
If you still need help send me your smb.conf file privately and I might be able to see what is going on.