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Re: [K12OSN] Samba Problem



On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, James Jensen wrote:

>
>--- Julius Szelagiewicz <julius turtle com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Daniel Loomis wrote:
>> > I thought I was fairly knowledgable about Samba, but I have a situation
>> > that has me stumped.  I recently added a third NIC to our k12ltsp
>> server
>> > (running 3.1.0) to connect an upstairs classroom at the church.  It is
>> > on eth2 with address 192.168.2.254.  DHCP is giving out addresses for
>> > that subnet in the range of 192.168.2.50-99.  The dhcpd.conf setting is
>> > identical to that being used on subnet 192.168.1.0 except for the
>> subnet
>> > address.
>> >
>> > For testing purposes I am running samba with:
>> >
>> > 	security = share
>> > 	interfaces = eth0 eth1 eth2
>> > 	encrypt passwords = yes (although N.A. with security=share)
>> >
>> > When I connect a Win95 or Win98 pc to the switch on subnet 192.168.2.0
>> > it gets an address and has access to all the public shares as expected.
>> >
>> > When I connect my laptop running WinXP Home, it gets an address ok, but
>> > keeps coming up with login for "server\guest" but will not accept any
>> > passwords.  My laptop is in smbpasswd by machine name and username.
>> > What confuses me is that when I connect to another switch that connects
>> > to eth1 (subnet 192.168.1.0) there is no problem and all public shares
>> > are available via my laptop without login.  Results are the same
>> whether
>> > "nat" is on or off on eth1.
>> >
>> > The problem appears to be with XP, but I have not found the combination
>> > of settings to make it work.  My concern is that we recently ordered
>> > some new WinXP Home pcs for our Sunday School Department that will be
>> on
>> > subnet 192.168.2.0 accessing CDROM iso images on the server.  I did try
>> > accessing the cdrom files from our thin clients using wine (subnet
>> > 192.168.0.0); some worked but there were lots of problems and no sound
>> > (wine does not support esound)!
>> >
>> > If this is typical of XP I may be in for some "interesting times"
>> ahead.
>> 
>> Dan, your problem is (most probably) XP Home, instead of Pro. Networking
>> is not fully enabled in Home edition. julius
>
>There used to be a way around this in the first editions of XP/Home, IIRC,
>but it's gone now too.
>
>If Daniel's not trying to do a Samba PDC but simply implementing shares on
>his GNU/Linux box, that should be do-able with XP/Home.  But as far as
>joining an XP/Home machine account to a Samba (or M$) PDC--nope, in that
>case it is XP/Pro or no go... <sigh>
>
>I loathe XP...
>
>James Jensen
>
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