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    Default Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    A fairly comprehensive HowTo for Samba is available in the Articles section of the forums.

    It's focused on Workgroups.

    I've marked it as "other version" because it really covers all versions (Samba doesn't change much with time).

    Follow this link: https://forums.opensuse.org/content....-Lan-Workgroup

    I have blocked comment attaching to the Article. If you have questions or comments, please post them here and I will be glad to respond.

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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Do you have any thoughts on "Samba NT4 domain" versus "Samba Active Directory (AD)"? <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Req...ba_NT4_Domains>
    • This question is prompted by issues arising due to Windows 10 deployment.

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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    Do you have any thoughts on "Samba NT4 domain" versus "Samba Active Directory (AD)"? <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Req...ba_NT4_Domains>
    • This question is prompted by issues arising due to Windows 10 deployment.
    No I don't. I have focus here on the more mundane: the common workgroup. And I haven't (ever) encountered your topic, so if you need an informed opinion, you should start a thread about it in the broader forum (where your issue would be more easily seen).

    Luck.
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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    And I haven't (ever) encountered your topic, so if you need an informed opinion, you should start a thread about it in the broader forum (where your issue would be more easily seen).
    No need -- there are enough ongoing discussions such as: Network/Internet: LEAP 42.1 Problems with getting Windows 10 computers to join Samba domain.

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    Hi:
    Quite a while ago you helped me to set up a smb.conf for my Leap 42.1 which worked well. Somehow perhaps due to updating of samba it has stopped working now in both Leap 42.1 & 42.2 which i lately installed on another partition and copied smb.conf to it from 42.1. Unfortunately it is not working in either one yet. Here is a copy of that smb.conf. I would be pleased if you could again help to solve this issue. Thanks in advance!
    Code:
    # smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
    # version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
    # samba-doc package is installed.
    [global]
            workgroup = MSHome24G
            name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins
            netbios name = LeapBox
            local master = yes
            preferred master = auto
            os level = 64
            server string = 
            printcap name = cups
            cups options = raw
            use client driver = yes
            map to guest = Bad User
            usershare allow guests = Yes
            usershare max shares = 100
    
    [printers]
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/tmp
        printable = Yes
        create mask = 0600
        browseable = No
        guest ok = Yes
    
    [print$]
        comment = Printer Drivers
        path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
        write list = @ntadmin root
        force group = ntadmin
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        guest ok = Yes
    
    [Documents]
        comment = documents
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        inherit acls = Yes
        path = /home/mahmood/Documents
        read only = No
    
    [Downloads]
        comment = downloads
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Downloads
        read only = No
    
    #[Home]
    #    comment = Home Directory
    #    guest ok = Yes
    #    force user = mahmoods
    #    path = /home
    #    read only = No
    
    [Kmoney]
        comment = kmoney
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Kmoney
        read only = No
    
    [Music]
        comment = music
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Music
        read only = No
    
    [Pictures]
        comment = pictures
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Pictures
        read only = No
    
    [Videos]
        comment = videos
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Videos
        read only = No

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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by marco07 View Post
    Hi:
    Quite a while ago you helped me............

    [/CODE]
    Hello. Anybody here!
    Is there anything wrong with the request in above post which is left with no response?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco07 View Post
    Hello. Anybody here!
    Is there anything wrong with the request in above post which is left with no response?
    Thanks!
    Possibly wait for swerdna to get the time to respond, or probably better to start a new thread of your own with a well-worded title to get more people to see it.
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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by marco07 View Post
    Hi:
    Quite a while ago you helped me to set up a smb.conf for my Leap 42.1 which worked well. Somehow perhaps due to updating of samba it has stopped working now in both Leap 42.1 & 42.2 which i lately installed on another partition and copied smb.conf to it from 42.1. Unfortunately it is not working in either one yet. Here is a copy of that smb.conf. I would be pleased if you could again help to solve this issue. Thanks in advance!
    Code:
    # smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
    # version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
    # samba-doc package is installed.
    [global]
            workgroup = MSHome24G
            name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins
            netbios name = LeapBox
            local master = yes
            preferred master = auto
            os level = 64
            server string = 
            printcap name = cups
            cups options = raw
            use client driver = yes
            map to guest = Bad User
            usershare allow guests = Yes
            usershare max shares = 100
    
    [printers]
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/tmp
        printable = Yes
        create mask = 0600
        browseable = No
        guest ok = Yes
    
    [print$]
        comment = Printer Drivers
        path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
        write list = @ntadmin root
        force group = ntadmin
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        guest ok = Yes
    
    [Documents]
        comment = documents
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        inherit acls = Yes
        path = /home/mahmood/Documents
        read only = No
    
    [Downloads]
        comment = downloads
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Downloads
        read only = No
    
    #[Home]
    #    comment = Home Directory
    #    guest ok = Yes
    #    force user = mahmoods
    #    path = /home
    #    read only = No
    
    [Kmoney]
        comment = kmoney
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Kmoney
        read only = No
    
    [Music]
        comment = music
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Music
        read only = No
    
    [Pictures]
        comment = pictures
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Pictures
        read only = No
    
    [Videos]
        comment = videos
        guest ok = Yes
        force user = mahmood
        path = /home/mahmood/Videos
        read only = No
    I don't see anything wrong with smb.conf. So maybe check (1) the daemons and (2) the ports through the firewall. There is a mini howto for each of these two in the Article I posted on this link: https://forums.opensuse.org/content....-Lan-Workgroup

    So check the two issues and let us know how it went.
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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by marco07 View Post
    Hi:
    Quite a while ago you helped me............
    Surely not the post from mid 2008??
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    Default Re: Configure Samba for a Workgroup in the local LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Surely not the post from mid 2008??
    No. Definitely not. By a while ago, I meant a few month or at any case less than a year ago when I installed leap 42.1. As i said in my OP it was working well up to a time when samba was updated.

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