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Old 02-29-2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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Windows XP requires Login from Samba


I am using Samba on RH9 to provide access to 2 Windows computers on my network.

Via Network Servers I can see the shares on the Windows 98 Machine OK, but I can only see the Windows XP shares if I log in. The XP machine shares are accessible from the Win98 machine without having to log in. Can I set up the same login-less access from Samba?

I have two recommended RH9 books, but on Samba/SWAT they seem to leave quite a lot unsaid/poorly explained. Grateful for help.

TIA
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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what I did was make the share public:

[AlphaFTP]
comment = Alpha FTP
path = /home/AlphaFTP
public = Yes
read only = No
printable = No

that did it for me. Made it possible for me to access the FTP on my SuSE 8.2 server from a winXP machine without having to login USER PASS. On the other hand anyone on the network would have access to the share.
If that's a problem you could always configure the permissions of the share, and restrict access to it in that fasion..

good luck and cheers!!!
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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public = yes will resolve the issue, also recommened is setting up a user on the linux box itself that mirrors the login for the windows xp
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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John-e

Thanks for the tip, but it doesn't address my problem I'm afraid. I think you're talking about sitting at an XP and FTP'ing to a Linux; mine is the other way round, but not FTP yet; just simple file sharing.

I'll bear your kind advice in mind as I will be seeting up FTP next.


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OmegaTron

Thanks for joining in. Sorry I don't understand. How do you mean "a user that mirrors the login for the windows xp"?

I am confused because the Win98 machine can get straight into the XP machine without having to log in. Surely Samba should be able to do the same thing or am I missing something here?

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KRs

Brian
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:06 AM   #5
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Waa....I'm confused. Are you trying to log in from the XP maching to Samba, or the other way round? It sounds to me as if you're trying to log in from Linux Samba client into XP, and don't want to put in a password, correct? If so, then just specify "-o password=".

I might, of course, be interpreting the question entirely incorrectly, in which case I apologise in advance.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 05:56 AM   #6
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Ho_10

Thanks for the reply

Yes you are right - I want to look at files on the XP machine whilst sitting at the Linux machine.

The command line you gave me looks good, but I don't know where to put it. Can I set it using SWAT?


TIA

Brian
 
  


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