By leroyk on Jul 22, 2008
I am now setting up a new demo server. I have always wanted to set up Samba on Solaris for absolutely no good reason. Well I guess since my home network the Mac and PC can share, why not my Solaris boxes. So I set out to prove I could do this. Well I gave up once about 6 months ago. It was not pretty. I was not going to go down easy this time. So I started out following the directions on the Samba site. Not realizing Samba is now included in the 0508 release of Solaris.
After beating my head against the wall for 6 hours I decided to rebuild my box. Actually the automated system update rendered my box in a unusable state and I was forced to rebuild. First time for everything. So now it is 18 hours from when I started. Sun Ray and Secure Global Desktop are installed and working. Have gotten the printer stood up. Now time for Samba once more.
Prior to the rebuild I had followed three sets of instructions, only to lead to failure each time. Now I found these instructions http://blogs.sun.com/timthomas/entry/samba_and_swat_in_solaris AND followed the three steps. After a quick reboot it worked. I noticed the the Samba server software need to be restarted to pick up changes in shares. You must also mark each share available before it will be seen. I wish I had stumbled upon these instructions about 6 months ago.
Well now everything in the network can share.