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January 8th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Hello, I was once again trying to set-up file and printer sharing but tripped over the same stone. In all the help forums, videos, archives, etc. My smb.conf file is different mine is different every file in the /etc/samba/ folder is blank. The file (as i understand it is supposed to say something about global parameters) has nothing in it so i assume this is why it is not working. On my laptop which i am trying to share files with won't recognise my computer or printer any more which it used to. Could someone please post where I could get the missing file or what I need to but in the file. That would be great!

January 8th, 2010, 08:56 PM
That's odd. Have you installed the packages samba (on the server) and smbclient (on client and server)?

See if you have a copy at /usr/share/samba/smb.conf

Here are some links to documentation: Samba Documentation (http://samba.org/samba/docs/) - Configuring Samba (smb.conf) (http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html#id2551976)

- But I can't find a copy of the default smb.conf there.

January 9th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Thank you for the help but Samba was fine. Norton Internet Security wasn't allowing my share. I let it through and now it works! I know it wasn't samba's fault!