Category: CentOS Red Hat Enterprise Smeserver Bluequartz Strongbolt

smbpasswd changes samba password and unix password too

Problem: At newer Linux Setups with Samba 3 by default smbpasswd changes the user unix login password and samba share password. For higher security i prefer different passwords like on debian SARGE Solution: edit as root /etc/samba/smb.conf enter unix password sync = no (Yes=default) restart samba /etc/init.d/samba restart set new different passwords for a user with passwd and smbpasswd check passwords..working

Samba Server Browsing Problem Samba Server sporadically hidden

Problem: Inside a Laboratory Farm of 5 Samba Servers sometimes one or more Servers are sporadically hidden at Windows XP Client Neighbourhood (Netzwerkumgebung), but they are still sharing the files and are still online. Or XP Clients hangs up at browsing the Local Network for some minutes. Solution: Open /etc/samba/smb.conf with Editor set domain master = No set local master = YES set preferred master = No restart samba service with /etc/init.d/samba restart Background: The nmbd service is browsing at your network and if he find the option domain master he will ignore the information of the other server (data […]

SME Server Centos Red Hat speedup disable unneeded services sound pcmcia cpuspeed

Problem: The default installation setup some unneeded services like pcmcia or sound or cpuspeed Solution: log into your server as root run/sbin/chkconfig –list to see active services run/sbin/chkconfig –level 2345 pcmcia off to disable pcmcia cause a server does not have pcmcia edit the /etc/modprobe.conf and switch off sound-modules with alias "name-module" off run after reboot #/sbin/lsmod to control the disabled sound modules if they are not seen they are not active NOW you have reduced memory load and processes at cpu can speed up your CPU and save energy (at my Epia 533Mhz may be 3Watts at hour)

Smeserver: Samba Password Login fails ü ä ö

Problem: Wenn man ein Windows-Passwort für User mit ä ü ö verwendet, kann man sich nur mit FTP zum SME Server verbinden eine Anmeldung mittels SMB Windows-XP Protokoll geht nicht Loesung Passwort ohne ä ü ö nehmen oder, als root am Server per ssh anmelden und folgendes eingeben: #db configuration setprop smb UnixCharSet ISO8859-15 (+Enter) # expand-template /etc/smb.conf (+Enter) # /etc/init.d/smb restart (+Enter) Problem: If you use a password with special characters like üäö or british pound.. you can login at the sme server but not connect the smb shares from windows. Solution: change to easier password or, do a […]