problem signing on to Samba from windows
I am trying to use Samba on my new linux machine to use its hard drive as a file backup server.
Everything I have read says that it should work without problems but when I try to access it from a windows XP machine I am asked to sign on as a user with a password. I enter the correct password but it simply asks again.
I have had no luck setting the share as user and I have now made it share level security and following the instructions it says that even a bad password will simply accept connection as Guest.
Now when I try to open users on Samba (or anything else) Windows wants me to sign on as "LINUX\Guest" and no matter what password I use it just comes back and asks again forever. I have changed passwords a few times but to no avail.
I have found nothing helpful in the documentation
Obviously there is something counterintuitive happening here and I would welcome any help possible.