From: Matthew French (mfrench42 at domain yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 10:38:20 IST
John Looney asked:
> I've a win2000 server running happily. I've a linux box I want to run
> samba, so I can share out dirs on that, to users of the domain the 2000
> box is serving.
> I'm getting annoyed with my lack of samba knowledge (I can't even see the
> linux box on the windows network browser). Does anyone have an example
> config they could send me off list that would do something similar ?
This is a pretty standard configuration, you should not need too much in
your configuration file.
Easiest would be to install SWAT, which is a web based management interface
Most important item is to set authentication to "server" with the
appropriate domain server. This will use the domain server to authenticate
clients. If local user names match the domain login names, then you have
little extra work to do. If they do not, then you need to set up aliases so
that "JoeBloggs" on the domain becomes "jbloggs" on the Linux box.
You can also set security by share. For example, all authenticated users
have read-only access to a particular share, and have the priviledges of the
Don't worry too much about not being able to see the machine on the network.
The windows master browsers on the network can take a while to pick up new
machines - even Windows boxen.
It may also help to create a static DNS entry for the linux box.
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