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Old 02-02-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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Mapping drives to multiple users from XP


I've got Linux setup with Samba, with several users, one for my personal stuff, then the others for websites, etc.

I can map a drive in XP to my personal user on Linux, but can't seem to map any other drives for the other users.

I have created another user for Samba and set the password (smb -a user).

Now everytime I try to map a drive, it keeps asking for the password, even tho I know the password is correct.

Is it possible to do what I'm doing? It would just make my work a LOT easier!

Thanks in advance.

Rob
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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did you edit the samba conf file to list the new user as a valid user?

and bounce samba after config file edit?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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In my smb.conf file i have entries such as...

[ujj]
comment = UJJ Shared Drive
path = /home/ujj
username = ujj


I've created 3 seperate shares, one for each user - i was getting errors in XP about trying to connect to the same share as a different user.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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oh yeah... that's different... XP seems to have a limitation about connecting as different users to the same resource...

so if you're trying to connect to \\192.168.1.1\joe as joe, and \\192.168.1.1\jim as jim, XP would crap on the second connection, because it cannot handle multiple logons to the same resource (being \\192.168.1.1)

--i haven't really looked into this much, just that i know it exists as a limitation... my solution is sym links on the server side...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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Well that's a bit poo then!

I did start using sym links (all other users in the same group as my main user), but for some of my work, files cannot be writable by the group otherwise they don't work (CGI scripts).
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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As an ULTRA clunky solution, you can give your machine netbios aliases and connect to those instead... that generally fools windows, unless you use an IP directly.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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hmmm... i thought i'd be clever, given the solution above, and tried putting in a dummy entry in XP hosts file to point to my server...

and then access by \\dummy
rather than \\10.1.1.25 (in my case)

-- the existing login information went through anyways, what a bunch of losers.

although i did notice:
given that my user is in the same group as the other users, and i samba on user level access, i can run
\\10.1.1.25\otherUsername\ and it pulls up... but then again, this is a group level share, and apparently you have problems with that...


edit:
solution -- by using tools->map network drive and the dummy entry in the hosts file, i can pass a different login!

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