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Msngr: Failed to connect to the specified WebSpeed named service. Verify that the service has been started. Verify the configuration for the service is correct. (5804): Error -66

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go to control panel>>mail
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SOURCE: I can't get outlook to send my messages

you have entered a wrong server address call your isp provider and obtain the correct address such as pop, http etc.

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SOURCE: OE error says host pop3 cannot be found

You're pop3 server has 2 names, the incoming mail server name and the outgoing mail server name.
The names are usually written like for example; "incoming.verizon.net" and "outgoing.verizon.net" or like: "pop.gmail.net" and "smtp.gmail.net".
For your ISP find out what the server's names and install them in the appropriate spots -Spelling counts (capitalization does not count)!!!! Observe where the periods go also.

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SOURCE: WebSpeed error from messenger process

What i did was to add my SSL certificate, going to mmc (typing it in the search box) from the start menu, then add snap in, click certificates. then added it to the console and saved it. This seemed to solve my problem and allowed my browser to read my timesheet schedule from the company server using the employee self service.

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How to set DNS setting


This step-by-step article describes how to install and configure DNS on your Windows Server 2003 computer.

Before You Start loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); Before you start to configure your DNS, you must gather some basic information. Internic must approve some of this information for use on the Internet, but if you are configuring this server for internal use only, you can decide what names and IP addresses to use.

You must have the following information:
  • Your domain name (approved by Internic).
  • The IP address and host name of each server that you want to provide name resolution for.
Note: The servers may be your mail servers, public access servers, FTP servers, WWW servers, and others.

Before you configure your computer as a DNS, verify that the following conditions are true:
  • Your operating system is configured correctly. In the Windows Server 2003 family, the DNS service depends on the correct configuration of the operating system and its services, such as TCP/IP. If you have a new installation of a Windows Server 2003 operating system, then you can use the default service settings. You do not have to take additional action.
  • You have allocated all the available disk space.
  • All the existing disk volumes use the NTFS file system. FAT32 volumes are not secure, and they do not support file and folder compression, disk quotas, file encryption, or individual file permissions
Install DNS loadTOCNode(2, 'summary');
  1. Open Windows Components Wizard. To do so, use the following steps:
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
    2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  2. In Components, select the Networking Services check box, and then click Details.
  3. InSubcomponents of Networking Services, select the Domain Name System (DNS) check box, click OK, and then click Next.
  4. If you are prompted, in Copy files from, type the full path of the distribution files, and then click OK.
Configure DNS loadTOCNode(2, 'summary');
  1. Start the Configure Your Server Wizard. To do so, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Configure Your Server Wizard.
  2. On the Server Role page, click DNS server, and then click Next.
  3. On the Summary of Selections page, view and confirm the options that you have selected. The following items should appear on this page:
    • Install DNS
    • Run the Configure a DNS Wizard to configure DNS
    If the Summary of Selections page lists these two items, click Next. If the Summary of Selections page does not list these two items, click Back to return to the Server Role page, click DNS, and then click Next.
  4. When the Configure Your Server Wizard installs the DNS service, it first determines whether the IP address for this server is static or is configured automatically. If your server is currently configured to obtain its IP address automatically, the Configuring Components page of the Windows Components Wizard prompts you to configure this server with a static IP address. To do so:
    1. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
    2. In the Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click Use the following IP address, and then type the static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for this server.
    3. In Preferred DNS, type the IP address of this server.
    4. In Alternate DNS, type the IP address of another internal DNS server, or leave this box blank.
    5. When you finish setting up the static addresses for your DNS, click OK, and then click Close.
  5. After you click Close, the Configure a DNS Server Wizard starts. In the wizard, follow these steps:
    1. On the Select Configuration Action page, select the Create a forward lookup zone check box, and then click Next.
    2. To specify that this DNS hosts a DNS zone that contains DNS resource records for your network resources, on the Primary Server Location page, click This server maintains the zone, and then click Next.
    3. On the Zone Name page, in Zone name, specify the name of the DNS zone for your network, and then click Next. The name of the zone is the same as the name of the DNS domain for your small organization or branch office.
    4. On the Dynamic Update page, click Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates, and then click Next. This makes sure that the DNS resource records for the resources in your network update automatically.
    5. On the Forwarders page, click Yes, it should forward queries to DNS servers with the following IP addresses, and then click Next. When you select this configuration, you forward all DNS queries for DNS names outside your network to a DNS at either your ISP or central office. Type one or more IP addresses that either your ISP or central office DNS servers use.
    6. On the Completing the Configure a DNS Wizard page of the Configure a DNS Wizard, you can click Back to change any of the settings. To apply your selections, click Finish.
After you finish the Configure a DNS Wizard, the Configure Your Server Wizard displays the This Server is Now a DNS Server page. To review all the changes that you made to your server in the Configure Your Server Wizard or to make sure that a new role was installed successfully, click Configure Your Server log. The Configure Your Server Wizard log is located at %systemroot%\Debug\Configure Your Server.log. To close the Configure Your Server Wizard, click Finish.

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Jun 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Serching for wireless switch on Nec Laptop Versapro NXseries


If You cannot enable 802.1x authentication on computers running Windows 2000 because support for 802.1x is not provided by default in Windows 2000. Therefore, the associated user interface (the Authentication tab) does not appear in the Network Connection Properties dialog box.

A supported feature that modifies the product's default behavior is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to modify the behavior that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that specifically require it. This feature may receive additional testing. Therefore, if the system is not severely affected by the lack of this feature, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this feature.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Collapse this imageExpand this imagedownload.gif English Language Version (http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/patch/q313664/nt5/en-us/q313664_w2k_sp4_x86_en.exe)

After you apply this update, follow these steps to enable 802.1x authentication:
  1. Installing the hotfix installs the 802.1x service in the disabled state. To change the Wireless Configuration service startup to Automatic: Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. Click Services and Applications, and then click Services. Set the Startup value for the service to Automatic, and then start the service.
  2. Open Network Connections by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and then double-clicking Network Connections.
  3. Right-click the wireless connection for which you want to enable or disable 802.1x authentication, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Authentication tab, do one of the following:
    • To enable 802.1x authentication for this connection, click to select the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1x check box. By default, this check box is selected.
    • To disable 802.1x authentication for this connection, click to clear the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1x check box.
  5. In the EAP type box, click the Extensible Authentication Protocol type that is to be used with this connection.
  6. If you click Smart Card or other Certificate in the EAP type box, you can configure additional properties if you click Properties and then follow these steps in Smart Card or other Certificate properties:
    • To use the certificate that is located in the certificate store on your computer for authentication, click Use a certificate on this computer.
    • To verify that the server certificate that is presented to your computer is still valid, click to select the Validate server certificate check box, specify whether to connect only if the server is located in a particular domain, and then specify the trusted root certification authority.
    • To use a different user name when the user name in the certificate is different from the user name in the domain to which you are logging on, click to select the Use a different user name for the connection check box.
  7. If you click Protected EAP (PEAP) in the EAP type box, your Windows user name and password are used for authentication.
  8. To specify whether the computer should try authentication on the network if a user is not logged on, if the computer or user information is not available, or both, follow these steps:
    • To specify that the computer try authentication on the network if a user is not logged on, click to select the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available check box. By default, this check box is selected.
    • To specify that the computer try authentication on the network if user information or computer information is not available, click to select the Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable check box.

Jan 05, 2011 | NEC Versa LX Notebook

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Hi i am using the pc sony vaio i have the problem on wireless adabter it was in desable mode and difficutl to active it ,while i am useing the bottom in front of pc on and off of wirless adabtor but i i on...


In Vista, you can either go to control panel, device manager and right click on it and click "eneble"
or go to control panel > network sharing and set up wireless network connection
or
go to task manager (press and hold ctrl . alt . delete for a couple of seconds), until task manager comes up. Then click on the services tab, scroll down till you see "Plug Play or Plug and Play and make sure it's running. If it's not, right click on it then click "enable"

In XP
Open Network Connections
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
On the Wireless Networks tab, do one of the following: •
To enable automatic wireless network configuration, select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. This check box is selected by default. For information about what happens when you enable automatic wireless network configuration, see Notes.
To disable automatic wireless network configuration, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
To connect to an existing wireless network, do one of the following:
Access point (infrastructure)
To connect to an existing access point (infrastructure) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.

Important
If a network does not broadcast its network name, it will not appear under Available networks. To connect to an access point (infrastructure) network that you know is available but that does not appear under Available networks, under Preferred networks, click Add. In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.


Computer-to-computer (ad hoc)
To connect to an existing computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
If you want to connect to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network and both computer-to-computer and access point (infrastructure) networks are within range of your computer, click Advanced, and then click Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only.
To configure a new wireless network connection, click Add, and then do the following: •
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.
If the network connection that you are configuring is to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, select the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used check box.
To change the order in which connection attempts to preferred networks are made, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to move to a new position on the list, and then click Move up or Move down.
To change the wireless network connection settings for a network that is listed in Preferred networks, click the wireless network for which you want to change settings, click Properties, and then change the settings as needed.
To remove a wireless network from the list of preferred networks, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
To update the list of available networks that are within range of your computer, click Refresh.
To automatically connect to available networks that do not appear in the Preferred networks list, click Advanced, and then select the Automatically connect to non-preferred networks check box.
To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
When you enable automatic wireless network configuration, you can connect to an existing wireless network, change wireless network connection settings, configure a new wireless network connection, and specify preferred wireless networks. You will be notified when new wireless networks are available. After you select a wireless network, your wireless network adapter will be automatically configured to match the settings of that network, and a network connection attempt will be made.

To configure settings on the Wireless Networks tab, you must be logged on as an administrator, and you must use a wireless network adapter that supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service. If you are unsure whether your wireless network adapter supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer. For more information about automatic wireless network configuration, see Related Topics.
If you are using third-party wireless networking software, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
If you are unable to connect to an existing wireless network and the name of the network that you want to connect to appears under the Preferred networks list, click the preferred network name, and then click Properties. In Wireless Network Properties, review the settings to ensure that they are correct. If you are unsure whether the settings are correct, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
If the Preferred networks list includes both access point (infrastructure) and computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks, you cannot move a computer-to-computer network to a position in the list that is higher than the position of an access point network.
To provide enhanced security for 802.11 wireless networks and for wired Ethernet networks, IEEE 802.1x authentication is enabled by default. For more information about how to set up 802.1x authentication.
Hope this helps

Dec 12, 2010 | HP Broadcom NetXtreme Network Adapter

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Virgin has installed. D link wireless router (home address) I have 2 laptop xp window vista and pc upstair they detect the vg 50Mb broadband but can not connect ! When I go with my 2 lap top elsewhere I...


1.
Open Network Connections
2.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
3.
On the Wireless Networks tab, do one of the following:
• To enable automatic wireless network configuration, select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. This check box is selected by default. For information about what happens when you enable automatic wireless network configuration, see Notes.
• To disable automatic wireless network configuration, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
4.
To connect to an existing wireless network, do one of the following:
Access point (infrastructure)
• To connect to an existing access point (infrastructure) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
Important
• If a network does not broadcast its network name, it will not appear under Available networks. To connect to an access point (infrastructure) network that you know is available but that does not appear under Available networks, under Preferred networks, click Add. In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.


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Nov 30, 2010 | D-Link DIR-300 Wireless Router

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Will not connect to wireless network Dell inspiron 1525 wii not connect to my wireless network says connecting status unknown the dependency service or group failed to start


Hi there. Try these simple steps:

Click Start, then click Run if you're using XP and type services.msc then click OK. If you're running on vista, Type services.msc on Start Search field then click the icon on top that says Services.

Double click Wireless zero configuration on XP and WLAN on Vista. click dependencies and see the services where it is dependent on.

Inside the services window, click the name where your wireless is dependent upon and click start. Check for other dependencies and start reconnecting to your wireless network.

^_^

May 13, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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WebSpeed error from messenger process (6019) WebSpeed Agent Error: Agent did not return an HTML page (6383)


What i did was to add my SSL certificate, going to mmc (typing it in the search box) from the start menu, then add snap in, click certificates. then added it to the console and saved it. This seemed to solve my problem and allowed my browser to read my timesheet schedule from the company server using the employee self service.

Dec 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dhcp setup on a Cisco 2851 router


Let's look at how to configure basic DHCP on an IOS-based router. For this example, we'll start off with the default configuration on a Cisco 2611 router running IOS 12.2. (The configuration should be the same—or very similar—on all IOS-based routers).
To begin, connect the router's Ethernet port to a switch, and connect the switch to a laptop, which will serve as the DHCP client.
To configure Cisco IOS DHCP, follow these steps, which include sample commands:
1.Configure an IP address on the router's Ethernet port, and bring up the interface. (On an existing router, you would have already done this.)
Router(config)# interface ethernet0/0
Router(config-if)#ip address 1.1.1.1 255.0.0.0
Router(config-if)# no shutdown2.Create a DHCP IP address pool for the IP addresses you want to use.
Router(config)# ip dhcp pool mypool3.Specify the network and subnet for the addresses you want to use from the pool.
Router(dhcp-config)# network 1.1.1.0 /8 4.Specify the DNS domain name for the clients.
Router(dhcp-config)#domain-name mydomain.com5.Specify the primary and secondary DNS servers.
Router(dhcp-config)#dns-server 1.1.1.10 1.1.1.116.Specify the default router (i.e., default gateway).
Router(dhcp-config)#default-router 1.1.1.17.Specify the lease duration for the addresses you're using from the pool.
Router(dhcp-config)#lease 78.Exit Pool Configuration Mode.
Router(dhcp-config)#exit

I hope this is helpfull for you.

Thanks

Vikrant

Oct 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can;t use intent on mobile


Here is what you should do step by step:

I.Configure your Computer
1.Install Bluetooth Adapter
2. Bluetooth Configuration->Local Services-> Add Serial Services ->Bluetooth Serial Port->Properties
Check – Startup Automatically
Check – Secure Connection
COM Port: COMx( mine is COM6)
3.Control Panel -> Phone and Modem Options->Modems->Add-> Check Don’t detect my modem->Next->(Standard Modem Types)->Communication cable between two computers->Next-> on witch port do you want to install it ? -> Selected ports -> COMx ( in my case COM6)->Next->Finished
Now in phone and modem options->Modems you should have : Communications cable between two computers : Attached to : COMx ( COM6 my case)
Select Communications cable between two computers -> Properties->Modem-> Maximum Port Speed : 115200 -> ok ->ok.
4.Control Panel ->Network Connections ->Create a new connection-> Next->Set up an advanced Connection-> Next-> Accept incoming connections->Next-> Check : Communications cable between two computers ->Next-> Check: Do not allow virtual private connections->next->next->select: Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)->Properties:
Network access : Check Allow callers to access my local area network
TCP/IP address assignment : Specify TCP/IP addresses:
From: 192.168.0.x ( x=50 in my case)
To: 192.168.0.y (y=52 in my case) 
->OK->Next->Finish
5.Network Connections
Bluetooth Network -> Enable
Internet Connection ( your internet connection ) -> properties->Advanced->Check:Allow other network users to connect trought this computer’s Internet Connection->OK
If all goes well : Bluetooth Network-> Properties-> Internet Protocol ( TCP/IP)->Properties Should have the following setting:
Checked Use the followind IP address:
IP address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
->OK.
6.Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->Routing and remote access->Properties->General: Startup type : Automatic - this service MUST be started 
**7.Install AnalogX Proxy http://www.analogx.com:80/files/proxyi.exe (for the latest version)
Proxy->Configure-> Proxy Binding: 192.168.0.x ( for me x=50 )->ok. 
! If you use a proxy, remember to start it .

II. Configure Phone:
1.Install GnuBox - http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/ ( for the latest version)
2.Configure Access point
Tool->Settings->Connection->Accces Points-> New Access point->Use Default Settings
Connection name: Bt
Data Bearer: Packet data
Access point name : Bt
User name: none
Promt Password: NO
Password: ****
Authentication: Secure
Homepage: none
Option->Advanced settings
Network Type: IPv4
Phone IP address: Automatic
Name Servers: Automatic
**Proxy serv. Address: 192.168.0.x ( for me x=50)
**Proxy port number: 6588
3.Configure all the applications from your phone witch require internet acces to use Bt Access Point
4.Configure GnuBox
Options->Install Set to GPRS
Options->Install Create Records
Options->Install->Copy settings from GPRS
Options->Install->set RAS login script
Exit GnuBox
Open Gnubox
Options->2box Bluetooth->Serial Port
Select – your computer
Do you want to require encryption? Yes
Options-> Install->change default AP
** Configure NetFront
Options->Settings->Connection
Enable Proxy : Yes
Proxy Host : 192.168.0.x ( in my case x=50)

Now you can browse the internet from your phone.

NOTE: First Configure the phone and your pc without the ** settings, and if you can’t browse the Internet form your phone then use the ** settings.

Hope this works fine.Thank you.

Nov 25, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Can not connect to the internet


Dear sir/madam,

please specify your system configuration, modem type, operating system, your internet service provider name, what type of internet connection(dial up or broad band or any)

we can solve this issue.

thank you

Aug 28, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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How to configure samba server


Hi satveergaur

Follow these instruction to configure samba server

To configure Samba using a graphical interface, use the Samba Server Configuration Tool.

The Samba Server Configuration Tool is a graphical interface for managing Samba shares, users, and basic server settings. It modifies the configuration files in the /etc/samba/ directory. Any changes to these files not made using the application are preserved.

To use this application, you must be running the X Window System, have root privileges, and have the redhat-config-samba RPM package installed. To start the Samba Server Configuration Tool from the desktop, go to the Main Menu Button (on the Panel) => System Settings => Server Settings => Samba or type the command redhat-config-samba at a shell prompt (for example, in an XTerm or a GNOME terminal).



 Samba Server Configuration Tool



Note
The Samba Server Configuration Tool does not display shared printers or the default stanza that allows users to view their own home directories on the Samba server.

 Configuring Server Settings

The first step in configuring a Samba server is to configure the basic settings for the server and a few security options. After starting the application, select Preferences => Server Settings from the pulldown menu. The Basic tab is displayed as shown in Figure 24-2.



 Configuring Basic Server Settings

On the Basic tab, specify which workgroup the computer should be in as well as a brief description of the computer. They correspond to the workgroup and server string options in smb.conf.



 Configuring Security Server Settings

The Security tab contains the following options:


Authentication Mode — This corresponds to the security option. Select one of the following types of authentication.


ADS — The Samba server acts as a domain member in an Active Directory Domain (ADS) realm. For this option, Kerberos must be installed and configured on the server, and Samba must become a member of the ADS realm using the net utility, which is part of the samba-client package. Refer to the net man page for details. This option does not configure Samba to be an ADS Controller.

Domain — The Samba server relies on a Windows NT Primary or Backup Domain Controller to verify the user. The server passes the username and password to the Controller and waits for it to return. Specify the NetBIOS name of the Primary or Backup Domain Controller in the Authentication Server field.

The Encrypted Passwords option must be set to Yes if this is selected.

Server — The Samba server tries to verify the username and password combination by passing them to another Samba server. If it can not, the server tries to verify using the user authentication mode. Specify the NetBIOS name of the other Samba server in the Authentication Server field.

Share — Samba users do not have to enter a username and password combination on a per Samba server basis. They are not prompted for a username and password until they try to connect to a specific shared directory from a Samba server.

User — (Default) Samba users must provide a valid username and password on a per Samba server basis. Select this option if you want the Windows Username option to work. Refer to Section 24.2.1.2 Managing Samba Users for details.

Encrypt Passwords — This option must be enabled if the clients are connecting from a Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3, or other more recent versions of Microsoft Windows. The passwords are transfered between the server and the client in an encrypted format instead of in as a plain-text word that can be intercepted. This corresponds to the encrypted passwords option. Refer to Section 24.2.3 Encrypted Passwords for more information about encrypted Samba passwords.

Guest Account — When users or guest users log into a Samba server, they must be mapped to a valid user on the server. Select one of the existing usernames on the system to be the guest Samba account. When guests logs in to the Samba server, they have the same privileges as this user. This corresponds to the guest account option.

After clicking OK, the changes are written to the configuration file and the daemon is restart; thus, the changes take effect immediately.

 Managing Samba Users

The Samba Server Configuration Tool requires that an existing user account be active on the system acting as the Samba server before a Samba user can be added. The Samba user is associated with the existing user account.


To add a Samba user, select Preferences => Samba Users from the pulldown menu, and click the Add User button. On the Create New Samba User window select a Unix Username from the list of existing users on the local system.

If the user has a different username on a Windows machine and will be logging into the Samba server from the Windows machine, specify that Windows username in the Windows Username field. The Authentication Mode on the Security tab of the Server Settings preferences must be set to User for this option to work.

Also configure a Samba Password for the Samba User and confirm the Samba Password by typing it again. Even if you select to use encrypted passwords for Samba, it is recommended that the Samba passwords for all users are different from their system passwords.

To edit an existing user, select the user from the list, and click Edit User. To delete an existing Samba user, select the user, and click the Delete User button. Deleting a Samba user does not delete the associated system user account.

The users are modified immediately after clicking the OK button.

Starting and Stopping the Server

On the server that is sharing directories via Samba, the smb service must be running.

View the status of the Samba daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb status


Start the daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb start


Stop the daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb stop


To start the smb service at boot time, use the command: /sbin/chkconfig --level 345 smb on

Regards,
TheAssembler

Jun 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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