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I'm trying to add a second samba server (stand alone) to our windows domain, managed by a Samba server, but we've had some problems, we see the server and the shares, but cannot access the shares. We decided to start with minimal configuration.

    netbios name = GINGER
    wins server =
    workgroup = DOMAIN1
    os level = 20
    security = share
    passdb backend = tdbsam
    preferred master = no
    domain master = no

comment = Data
path = /home/data
guest only = Yes

Again trying to access the share gives permissions error.


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I would start enabling verbose logging level; put this under [global] group:

log level = x

where 'x' is 2 or 3; it could be up to 10, but increase it with caution. (

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Thanks, at the end I started from scratch using SUSE 11 (previouly was using RHEL5) and everything was smooth. – Eric Jun 10 '10 at 18:55

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