Today an article for freeing your mind : how to share over the network between linux and a real amiga. Networking makes the life so simple !
Note : this article is an improved version of the first one I did in May 2014. This version allowed to be used as is, the SMB conf file allows to share for icaros and a real a1200 at the same time.
You can find an article for sharing over the network between icaros and linux there : http://amiga.thewetmachine.net/en/2014/04/18/icaros-share-over-the-network-between-aros-and-linux/
The best way to surf the network, download programs, … today with an amiga 1200 classic is its original case, is buying an easynet pcmcia card : http://amiga.amedia-computer.com/index.php/catalogue/infos/1/1/LC_EASYNETRJ45
For me network is better than sharing usb keys, or connecting the internal CF card to a slot on your PC (that you still can do ofcourse).
Samba allows to share over the network with all systems : windows, linux, macintoshes, amiga … But the password encryption of the SMBv2, that is the standard now, is not understood by amiga smb stacks.
So, with normal smb configuration : guest not allowed, normal password…, you get this behavior :
The SMB stack (amiga side) ask twice for the password of the share, and get to an error like (hades is the name of my linux computer) :
socket access from hades denied! access denied!
it seems that linux password encryption is coming into play there. I tried to use “encrypt password = no” in smb.conf, but i got the same error, AND the smb connection did not work anymore on both AROS and linux side.