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Old 11-24-2007, 05:12 AM   #1
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authentication problems when mounting XP drives using Smb4k ( PCLOS 2007) ?


Hi,
I've decided to use Smb4K ( PCLOS 2007) to browse my XP drives ( separate PC) from my linux machine. The drives show up when I browse my network from Smb4k, however, when I click on the either of the drive icons I get asked for authentication , username and password. I type in my xp username + passwd but they are not accepted. I am logged in linux with a completely different username and passwd. I have tried using "guest" with no password but no such luck. When I try to mount manually the same thing happens.
Do I have to add the xp user as a samba user on my linux box ? Or is there anyway of disabling this authentication. At the end of the day all I want to do is to access both drives on my XP box. I went into windows and marked both drives to be "SHARED." This did not help either.
Have also tried to mount manually

Code:
mount -t smbfs -o username=******,password=**** //NASA-034A2J8PW3/D$ /tmp/data_d
11271: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
SMB connection failed

Thanks,
Uncle.

UPDATE:
Problem solved. I was under the miscomprehension that one had to click on the "C$" or "D$" icons in Smb4k browser pane to access the drives. When I clicked on these I kept on being asked for authentication. Went into XP and "SHARED" the D ( named DATA(D: ) ) Drive. Rescanned the network in Smb4K and DATA(D: ) showed up along with C$ and D$. Clicked on DATA(D: ) and hey presto. No passwd / username required and no manual mounting.
The representation of C$ and D$ on the browser window is very misleading. What do they actually stand for ? I thought you had to click on either of them to access the C: or D: drives.
See below :

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5...apshot2zl3.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6...apshot1ca1.jpg

Last edited by uncle-c; 11-24-2007 at 06:54 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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C$ & D$ are default shares created by XP without you requesting them! You can configure Smb4k not to show them.

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Nexus,
If C$ and D$ are default shares created by XP the question still remains- why cannot I access the shares by clicking on them and entering my XP user/passwd ????

All good wishes,
Uncle
 
Old 11-24-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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These shares are for use by administrators, programs, and services to manage the computer environment or network. To access them you would need to use your administrator userid and password.
 
  


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