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Internet News   Internet News : Samba - An Idiots Guide
   posted by Mikey_C on 22-Jun-2005 10:18:15 (3370 reads)
Finally, after many revisions, the website, Amiga Samba for Idiots is now online.

Chinese Proverb "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. " - Amiga Samba idiots guide. You don't have to be an idiot to use it.


A 68k Classic Amiga version running on Genesis only, will follow within a week.

    

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elwood 
Re: Samba - An Idiots Guide
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Is it only me or it seems to say that Amiga users are idiots?

And fix the link!

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shame link dont work ;)


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DARN!

Bugger, oh well, fixed now

Cheers!


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Oh boy. The title is VERY misleading.

Very hardcore stuff for everyday joes.


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Well done, Mikey_C. Here's one idiot who'll be making full use of it


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@ the author

Very good doc. Clear, looks nice.
I'll check the steps when I'm back home.

I remember that on Windows I had to tick the option "Users must type a password to open a session" or I couldn't access the A1 from there.

BTW, in page samba-os4-10.htm, the pattern is repeated at the bottom and it goes from dark blue to light blue directly. Colors are not spread. It's a bit looking bad.


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Hm... if the default "smb.conf" file provided with the Samba 2.2.5 archive is used, there should be no need to create a "pcguest" account since the "nobody" user will be used instead. You should be able to remove this configuration step from the guide without ill effects. The simpler it is, the better.

I'm mentioning this because details like this have taken on something of an "urban legend" character with the Amiga Samba port other the years. Samba doesn't work, so what do you do (short of researching the material and writing your own documentation)? Look for documentation on the web, which invariably is a bit of out date. For the old Amiga Samba ports, that documentation usually mentions the magic "setenv TMP /T" (obsolete since 1996) or the "pcguest" account (obsolete since Samba 2.0.7 was released in the year 2000).

Incidentally, I moved smbfs to sourceforge.net, which has an improved version 1.71 for download (both 68k and OS4 versions available). smbfs can be started from Workbench, by the way. There is no real need to invoke it from a script file in SYS:WBStartup. You could perfectly well use an empty project icon with smbfs as the default tool and enter the command's options as tool types.

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Thanks for this guide! As a idiot i'll use it next time i want to try "this adventure"


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Great stuff, superb ! Many thanks, I'll certainly be using it to configure my home network - 1 x Wintel PC, 1 x A1200T and 1 x A1XE.


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@olsen
That's the problem with urban legends, I personally never used the Set ENV command anyhow, but people said I have to have it in. I shall remove it next time I update it.

As to the start up script, well, I only place it in wbstartup so that I don't have to manually click on the script or run it from a shell after the AmigaOne has booted up. Saves time, once your Amiga has booted everything is ready to go.

Why anyone would want to manually start the connection, is beyond me


With regards to the new smbfs, can you upload the new version to OS4 Depot Please?


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How To Gentle The Dreaded Samba Beast in 15 Easy Lessons(tm)

Thanks much!

Looking forward to the Classic version.

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Right, I know some people have looked at it, I wonder if there are any areas that are still confusing to anyone?

After all an Idiot's guide isn't an idiot's guide if it leaves you confused. Feedback welcome

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Nice guide. Can't imagine how to do it without.

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Thank you

BTW just got a PM from someone who said that they couldn't get nmbd to run, upon using snoopdos it said that it failed because of a missing lmhosts file, can anyone shed light on this and what it means ?

Many thanks

Mikey C

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thanks for this step by step description

any chance for a german translation ? because my bad schoolenglish....

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Not by me, I don't know any german.

If however someone wants to do it and claim all the glory, please get in touch with me.

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On step 6 (page 3), if you
Quote:
Run >NIL: samba:bin/nmbd-D

from a script (in your example, from Startup) then you don't need to run it again in on step 8 (the highlighted line "netbios-ns" in Internet Prefs > Servers is useless). (See my comment here)

(Suggestion: Remove the line, quoted above, from the Startup, and let Roadshow do its job.)

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@Mikey_C

Quote:
Why anyone would want to manually start the connection, is beyond me

'Cause I don't always have the WinXP Host running when I boot the A1.


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lost me there!


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If the host with the SMB shares isn't running when the stuff in WBStartup is executed, no connection is made. I'd still have to run the smbfs command separately to connect. It's easier to just drop an icon for the script in AmiDock and execute it when I need it.


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