[lug] Samba 2.2.3a-6 on Redhat 7.3

j davis davis_compz at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 29 19:54:31 MST 2002

>I am trying to set up Samba so that I can share files with my Win2000
>workstation. I installed the samba 2.2.3a-6 from my 7.3 distro. When I
>execute: rpm -qa | grep samba I see: samba-common-2.2.3a-6 and
>samba-client-2.2.3a-6 so I am assuming that I have all of the correct
>pieces. But how do I start samba? The book I have (RH Linux Bible 7.3)
>indicates to simply type: "smb on" but there is no smb executable on the
>system. In looking at the HOW-TOs on samba.org they seem to suggest 
>the daemons, smbd and nmbd. After doing this however I can't see the Linux
>workstation from the Windows workstation.
>Could someone please give me a couple of clues here.
>Thanks in advance,
with redhat try....service smb start (as root and if you su this wont be in 
unless you su -)
or just make your self some little bash script to start smbd and nmbd .

#! /bin/bash
/usr/sbin/smbd -D
/usr/sbin/nmbd -D

and make sure you edit /etc/samba/smb.conf to reflect
the workgroup settings on your windoz box. And reload samba
every time you make changes to smb.conf. Then you will have to add a user
and pass to /etc/passwd and /etc/samba/smbpasswd

done like:

useradd bubba
passwd bubba
smbpasswd -a bubba

then see if your windoz box can see!
be sure /etc/samba/smb.conf has
the encrypyt passwd stuff on

good luck

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