[CentOS] samba question

Fri May 23 03:35:47 UTC 2008
John <jses27 at gmail.com>

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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of david chong
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] samba question

> Have you ever tried going through the Samba Howto or the Using Samba 
> book material that comes free with samba in html format?
> If you want help, then you need to tell us also what you have 
> done...why should we try to walk you through each and every step?

Hi All,

Thanks for all your suggestions.

No, I don't mean to ask you walking me step by step.

Actually I am following the "Samba 3 By Example" and stuck at the very first
example. I copied the whole smb.conf but cannot connect to my box. I can
ping to it and ssh to it though.

I notice in the example running "smbclient -L localhost -U%" will output the
line below:
ADMIN$ IPC IPC Service (Samba 3.0.20)

but from my C5.1, I don't have this line, other lines are the same, can
anyone explain this line, wondering if this is where the problem lies.

Can you ping the Samba Server by the Server name? 

"root at localhost]ping yourservernamehere"

All your line means, is that is the administrative share
"\\servername\admin$". OK, if you did the example in the from "Samba 3 by
Example", then you will be able to connect via anonimously to the samba
server from the Windows machine. That is providing that you have the correct
file permissions on the Samba Server in question. 

For that you will use the commands "chmod & chown". Full access is needed to
the folder that is shared in samba using that example. When using chown and
chmod be sure to use the "-R Option", to make the changes apply recursively
to the shared folder. 

I honestly know that if your indeed using that example it will work if
followed step by step.

Have a Blast :-D!,
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