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    Default edit and share from windows10 that reside on OpenSuse directory and vice versa. basic setup how to

    Samba Configurration GUI.
    I added /home/umike/linuxtemp directory to the list within the Shares TAB.
    I click ok, and I get this dialog, YaST2.
    Enter the username and the password for joining the domain. To join the domain anonymously, leave the text entries empty.
    Username
    Administrator
    password
    ...blank...
    click, Do not Join, cancel, OK

    I've tried leaving pwd empty with Administrator as username. I've tried clearing username field to be blank as well. I've tried putting in my Windows username and password.

    The error is,
    Failed to join domain: failed to find DC for domain - {Operation Failed} The requested operation was unsuccessful.

    To digress, clicking the ? on the title bar of this YaST dialog does nothing. Maybe it is a bug in GUI. The pin and minimize buttons work.

    So I click Cancel, all changes to Samba Config will be Lost. I'm quite confused.

    1. What am I missing in my attempts to use the GUI? I am not able to get past the OK button.
    2. on OpenSuse, can I type my windows username with @ symbol? my username is like mike@hotmail.com ?
    3. I want to share files and edit text files between 2 machines in a minimal setup, secure and normal way. So perhaps I'm lost as I feel I am turning on too many things within my system. But here in this thread, I think I have pinned it down to where I fail in the GUI.

    details:
    Windows 10 Home edition desktop (not in a domain, not a domain controller)
    tried going into windows and mapping network drive to 192.168.1.77 (Opensuse machine), this fails.
    firewall in windows is on, default
    OpenSuse 15.1
    disabled firewall (later on I do want to turn this on)
    Allow Users to share their directories, CHECKED
    Allow Guest Access, CHECKED
    Samba status monitor shows nothing in the GUI
    tried reading /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/README.SUS, so I ran commands,
    Code:
    chown root:users /home/umike/linuxtemp
    chmod 1770 /home/umike/linuxtemp
    tried reading Suse Enterprise desktop help, which seems very different GUI to OpenSUSE. I am beginner OpenSuse user.
    tried reading, the sticky forum, https://forums.opensuse.org/content....-Lan-Workgroup, so I edited my smb.conf to say,
    workgroup = WORKGROUP
    netbios name = mikelinux
    server string = ""
    preferred master = yes
    [mikeshare] /home/umike/linuxtemp
    guest OK = yes
    AT&T router, defaults, wired connections.
    thank you.

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    Default Re: edit and share from windows10 that reside on OpenSuse directory and vice versa. basic setup how

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerich3004 View Post
    Samba Configurration GUI.
    I added /home/umike/linuxtemp directory to the list within the Shares TAB.
    I click ok, and I get this dialog, YaST2.
    Enter the username and the password for joining the domain. To join the domain anonymously, leave the text entries empty.
    Username
    Administrator
    password
    ...blank...
    click, Do not Join, cancel, OK

    I've tried leaving pwd empty with Administrator as username. I've tried clearing username field to be blank as well. I've tried putting in my Windows username and password.
    This reads like you're trying to join a domain, when actually you just want basic samba file sharing. You will need to set up a samba server on the Linux host to share files with other hosts. The essentials of that are outlined here
    https://en.opensuse.org/Samba
    https://www.hiroom2.com/2018/06/10/o...e-15-samba-en/

    If you have an active firewall running, you'll need to to make sure that smb traffic is allowed. The second link above shows how to do that from a terminal, but more info about firewalld is linked to below.

    https://en.opensuse.org/Firewalld

    Useful References:
    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...cha-samba.html
    https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Set...ndalone_Server
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    Default Re: edit and share from windows10 that reside on OpenSuse directory and vice versa. basic setup how

    Marvelous. Thanks. It's working. I think the GUI issue, if I would have stopped and restarted samba, perhaps it would have read my smb.conf. I do not know exactly why, but I can add a share through the GUI now without that dialog asking for a password, also.

    1. follow-up question is, is there a way to use fstab file and store the mount permanently, but somehow hide the password?
    I am referring to this help documentation
    Code:
    //ip-address/share        /path/to/mount-point    cifs    auto,username=mike@hotmail.com,password=xxxxxyyyyyzzzz,uid=umike1,gid=<users>,file_mode=0664,dir_mode=0775,iocharset=iso8859-15,vers=2.0    0    0
    For gid=<users>, I tried command, id umike ,and it returns gid=100(users)
    so I will try gid=100. This seems to work. And firewall is on.

    From the windows angle, I then used this, https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...0-file-sharing, to let my Windows10 find stuff on the OpenSUSE machine.

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    Default Re: edit and share from windows10 that reside on OpenSuse directory and vice versa. basic setup how

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerich3004 View Post
    Marvelous. Thanks. It's working. I think the GUI issue, if I would have stopped and restarted samba, perhaps it would have read my smb.conf. I do not know exactly why, but I can add a share through the GUI now without that dialog asking for a password, also.
    Glad to read of your progress with this.
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    Default Re: edit and share from windows10 that reside on OpenSuse directory and vice versa. basic setup how

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerich3004 View Post
    1. follow-up question is, is there a way to use fstab file and store the mount permanently, but somehow hide the password?
    I am referring to this help documentation
    Code:
    //ip-address/share        /path/to/mount-point    cifs    auto,username=mike@hotmail.com,password=xxxxxyyyyyzzzz,uid=umike1,gid=<users>,file_mode=0664,dir_mode=0775,iocharset=iso8859-15,vers=2.0    0    0
    Yes, refer to 'man mount.cifs'

    credentials=filename|cred=filename
    specifies a file that contains a username and/or password and optionally the name of the workgroup. The format of the
    file is:

    username=value
    password=value
    domain=value

    This is preferred over having passwords in plaintext in a shared file, such as /etc/fstab . Be sure to protect any cre-
    dentials file properly.

    BTW, you may also be interested in this thread re advertising the Linux samba server to a Windows 10 host for (WSD) discovery purposes...
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...for-Windows-10
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