Samba problems. Samba master fight with Linksys E4200 wireless router with storage ?

Robert Myers rbmyersusa at
Wed Sep 21 04:25:30 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:36 PM, Craig White <craigwhite at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 19:25 -0400, Robert Myers wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM, linux guy <linuxguy123 at> wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm finding the online documentation for Samba to be umm... wanting.  I'll
>> > post up a little HOWTO when I get my NAS going.
>> >
>> Samba how-to's always have a short shelf-life, because Microsoft wants
>> to make it as hard as possible.
> ----
> Yeah, the 'Official Samba 3 HowTo' has only been around since 2003
> ----
>> In getting samba to work in tough situations, I invariably wound up
>> spending an awful lot of time reading packet sniffer output.
>> I learned a lot about SMB, about networking, and about Windows, but,
>> in the end, it just wasn't worth the effort.
> ----
> samba duplicates virtually the entire array of Windows services from
> Windows 95 share modes to member server in an AD forest so it can be
> daunting to set up for those that don't understand Windows on a sysadmin
> level. Samba4 though still alpha level is capable of being a domain
> controller in AD configuration.
> Whether it's worth the effort or not is always best for everyone to
> decide for themselves but the samba 'By Example' documentation is pretty
> much for those that have a scenario in mind and it provides a step by
> step implementation. The Official HowTo is an exhaustive reference of
> how/why it works. There's something for everyone.

Well, since you're not everybody, maybe it would be best not to speak
as if you were.  I don't have windows sysadmin knowledge and I don't
want it, so I have arranged it so that I can use mostly linux services
to get EVERYTHING done that's possible...if that's ok with you, sir.

Ubuntu has never failed to work out of the box.  Fedora has never
worked out of the box.


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