SMB.conf file variations for different platforms

Some platforms will have slight variations in the smb.conf file, as follows:

  • On HP-UX computers, the following line is added:

    guest account = smbnull
  • On SuSE computers, the following lines are added:

    # Suse 11 CUPS printing appears to crash at start up
    # So we disable printing on this platform for now
    printing = BSD
  • On AIX computers, the following comments are added:

    #
    # On AIX, the service NMBD may fail to start because Samba
    # cannot determine the correct IP subnet mask.
    # In this case, you can manually specify the correct subnet mask.
    # For example if you have the following configuration:
    #
    # Interface = eth0
    # IP Address = 192.168.97.199
    # Subnet mask = 255.255.252.0
    #
    # then set the interfaces keyword as follows:
    #
    # interfaces = eth0 192.168.97.199/255.255.252.0
    #