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Old 02-26-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Exclamation Problem with samba and sharing it with windows vista machines

My friends on local LAN use windows Vista. I use Kubuntu 8.10.

I installed samba 3.2.3 on my machine and created the following smb.conf file:

workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = Ravi
security = share

comment = Music
path = /media/sda3/Music
read only = Yes
guest ok = Yes
I configured their local network turned on file sharing on their PCs from "network and sharing center" in control panel.

When I went to Start -> Network I couldn't find my machine listed there. I googled and found that Vista uses NTLM authentication and I need to change Vista's settings to LM and NTLN from secpol.msc .
But this article says different about the newer versions of Samba:

Then, on windows vista pc I click on "map network drive" in my computer and create a drive M: with the folder path as

\\<ip of my linux machine>\data\

But it won't find my share and give an error.

Also I can't see Vista's shares on my computer. Please help me.
Old 03-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Try adding this to smb.conf [global]

lanman auth = yes
ntlm auth = yes
client NTLMv2 = yes
client lanman auth = yes
client plaintext = no

This will disable plain text but allow LM, NTLM, and NTLMv2.

Old 03-05-2009, 02:55 AM   #3
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smbclient -L <my host's ip>

gives the error
Unknown parameter encountered: "client NTLMv2"
Ignoring unknown parameter "client NTLMv2"
Unknown parameter encountered: "client plaintext"
Ignoring unknown parameter "client plaintext"
Old 03-05-2009, 03:10 AM   #4
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Does Vista allow the share level security model? It's Windows 95 technology. You might need "map to guest = Bad User" in global and change your security model to "security = user".

Also make sure that these ports are open:
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
445/tcp open microsoft-ds


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