Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89713
Samba Graphical Configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am using the samba graphical configuration and I am trying to change the
workgroup. I change "mygroup" to "workgroup" and hit ok. I restarted the
samba configuration tolls and it was blank. I opened the samba.conf file and
the workgroup=workgroup file was gone. I also change the other filed and just
called it server instead of samba server and that worked fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change the samba server setting using the graphical interface.
2. Change mygroup to whatever you want.
3. Look at samba.conf file and change is not there. I fact text is missing.
I sorry. It appears you can change workgroup to anything EXCEPT "workgroup"
According to the Samba man page, the default workgroup is set at compile time to
"WORKGROUP". That means that the "workgroup" line doesn't have to be specified
in order for for it to be the default.
redhat-config-samba is set up so that if the user has picked the default
settings for a particular flag, redhat-config-samba does not write out that line
to smb.conf. Samba only requires those settings which are not the default value
to be written to the file.
So if you set the Samba workgroup to be "workgroup", you should see the
"workgroup" group on your Windows machine even though the workgroup line is not
Closing as 'notabug'. Thanks for your report.