After a lot of twiddling with the Samba configuration file I gave up and rewrote the whole thing from scratch so everything that was in that file I knew what it did. The file is now a lot smaller than the orginal but more importantly it works and allows me to access the server from over the network. Due to a difference in Finder between OSX Panther and Tiger I had to install the lastest verison of Samba onto the server which went very well and was much easier than I thought it would be. All that is really left for me to do is sort out ProFTPd and then I will start offering space.