Re trouble with Samba

Richard Schmitt richard_schmitt at
Fri Aug 20 19:31:56 UTC 2004

Message: 3
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:51:58 -0400
From: "Scot L. Harris" <webid at>
Subject: Re: Problems with Samba in FC2
To: Fedora List <fedora-list at>
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On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 08:22, Richard Schmitt wrote:
> I am running FC2 in a network with three Win98 SE machines. Ever since
> upgrading to FC 2 Samba and my network have not been working right.
> When setting up Samba, under FC2 it insists om setting security as
> "Share"--changing it to "User" in smb.conf makes no difference. The
> setting remains "Share"
> With this setting the network works sometimes and sometimes not and I
> have not a clue about what the problem is.
> Anybody have any ideas?
> Thanks, Richard

Did you restart samba after making the change?

Not sure I have seen the problem you describe.  I have been able to
access samba shares from windows boxes and windows shares from FC2

The problem I have observed and filed a bug report on is that nautilus
appears to have a problem showing the windows network devices via the
Network Servers menu item or in a plain nautilus window.

I have also found that it is necessary to manually add samba users to
the system using the smbpasswd -a command.  Doing this via swat does not
seem to work as expected.
What kind of entries are you getting in your log files? 
Scot L. Harris
webid at

Hurricane Charley survivor
Confirmed 105 MPH winds
3 Days 9.5 hours without power

Thanks Scot. 

This is a really ignorant question but whre do I find the relevant log


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