F7 Silly question about system-config-samba

antonio montagnani antonio.montagnani at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 11:28:42 UTC 2007

2007/6/21, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au>:
> Tim:
> >> Two things spring to mind:  What's the default workgroup named used if
> >> you don't specify one?  And, you can browse through different
> >> workgroups.
> antonio montagnani:
> > 1) I suppose that the default workgroup in Samba is MYGROUP: am I wrong?
> I can't test what FC7 does, at the moment.  But on CentOS (probably an
> older Samba than what you're playing with), if you comment it out, you
> get "WORKGROUP".  The prepared config file has "MYGROUP" as the
> suggested entry in a comment, but it's not its default.
> Going from memory, WORKGROUP used to be the default used in Windows.
> But more recently, MYGROUP is used as the default.
> > 2) I doubt that from a Windows machine joining WORKGROUP as workgroup
> > you can jump in workgroups different from WORKGROUP. But I am not an
> > expert of workgroupping in Windows :-)
> You can browse another workgroup, not always easily, though.
> Play with "testparm -v" if you want to see how Samba is configured.  You
> can see your configurations and the defaults.
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> (This box runs Centos 5.0, my others still run FC 4, 5, 6, & 7, in case that's
>  important to the thread.)
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for sure, I have understood that the only tool to be trusted is SWAT
(neither Webmin nor system-config-display are working fine, some
features are not working in both tools).

Antonio Montagnani
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