Changes between Version 23 and Version 24 of FAQ


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Apr 9, 2009, 8:32:27 AM (9 years ago)
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herwigb
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Add account question, note about upcoming fix for #69/#71, note about Ticket #64

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    33This page is a a collection of tips and tricks around the setup and operation of the Samba Server and Client for eComStation and OS/2.
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     5'''Q: The installer asks me for a password of the "root" account. I don't want a "root" account. Can I savely ignore that?'''[[BR]]
     6'''A:''' No. Samba is a ported Unix software. It absolutely requires a "root" account. You ultimatively must create this account with an appropriate password. The same applies to the "guest" account. Without these 2 accounts Samba will not work properly.
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     8'''Q: My guest account should not be named "guest" but "nobody". Is this possible?'''[[BR]]
     9'''A:''' Because of [http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/ticket/59 Ticket #59], this is not possible at the moment (there is workaround code in several tools and scripts, that fails if the guest account is not named "guest"). A partly solution for this is in the works, however this limitation will only be completely removed if [http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/ticket/59 Ticket #59] is resolved.
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    511'''Q: I want to try Samba Server for eCS(OS/2), but I have installed NetBIOS over TCP/IP and I do not want to screw this machine. Anything I can do for a quick and painless test?'''[[BR]]
     
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    7783''Note: The combination IBM Peer/LAN Server/WSeB plus Samba Client is untested. It is probably the slowest and least stable combination anyway.''[[BR]][[BR]]
    78 ''Note: Recent experiments showed that Samba Server for eCS(OS/2) behaves extremely asymmetric when it comes to compare read and write speeds. While read speed is very fast (typically 16.000 to 26.000 KB/sec.), write speed is very slow (typically 150 KB/sec.). The problem is the very same that directly leads to Ticket #69 and #71. This problem has existed for every Samba build (tested back to version 3.0.25pre1).[[BR]]
     84''Note: Recent experiments showed that Samba Server for eCS(OS/2) behaves extremely asymmetric when it comes to compare read and write speeds. While read speed is very fast (typically 16.000 to 26.000 KB/sec.), write speed is very slow (typically 150 KB/sec.). The problem is the very same that directly leads to [http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/ticket/69 Ticket #69] and [http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/ticket/71 Ticket #71]. This problem has existed for every Samba build (tested back to version 3.0.25pre1). This issue has been resolved, but the code has not been commited yet. Samba now writes with speeds of around 11.000 Kb/sec.[[BR]]
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    8086'''Q: What about stability? Is Samba for eCS (OS/2) stable enough to run my company's network?'''[[BR]]
     
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    106 ''Note: Samba Server builds older than 2007-02-26 had problems with Extended Attributes (EAs), both with clients connected with IBM LAN Requester and with clients connected with the older Samba 3.0.9 plugins for Netdrive.
     112''Note: There is a problem when writing extended attributes bigger than 50KB. See [http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/ticket/64 Ticket #64]''[[BR]]
     113''Note: Samba Server builds older than 2007-02-26 had problems with Extended Attributes (EAs) in general, both with clients connected with IBM LAN Requester and with clients connected with the older Samba 3.0.9 plugins for Netdrive.
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