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Re: Samba installation

I'm running samba but havn't gotten printing working yet :(
Here's how it works for me....
When I boot the Win98 box I enter my linux user name and passwd in the
networking box.
If I want to map the network drives to the linux boxes in windows explorer I
enter \\\username and \\\username respectively.
Before you can do this you need to run smbpasswd -a 

To run the samba client to connect to the windows box....
smbclient  \\\\boxname\\sharename
In order to get boxname to work edit hosts.allow
At the passwd prompt, I enter the passwd that I entered in Win98 netwoking box
on boot.

To edit the smb.conf file just fire up emacs or your editor of choice.
Uncomment or add these two line to the global section....
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd

FWIW, I didn't have to edit the registry on the win98 box to get encryted
passwords to work.


On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, John Helly wrote:
> Hi.
> Well, I obtained and installed Samba and am trying to get it to provide
> printing service to a Win98 machine.  I've managed to get it to show up on
> the MS printer list but when I try to print to it it prompts me for a
> password.  When I enter my Linux password it rejects it as invalid.  I've
> checked the docs on Samba and the HOW-TO but much of the information seems
> inconsistent.
> I seem to be missing the basic point of how these passwords interact.  I've
> tried using linuxconf to setup the access but it bombs with a seg fault and
> writes a 0 length smb.conf file.  I'm trying to figure out how to edit the
> smb.conf file directly to set up the password control but am flailing a bit.
> Should I expect my user account password to match the Samba password or do I
> have to set up a separate Samba password?
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