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Old 08-20-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
ivor.miller
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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.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: problem signing on to Samba from windows

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Originally posted by ivor.miller
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.
Have you followed these steps?

http://ubuntuguide.org/#addeditdeletenetworkusers

They worked for me.

Netizen
 
Old 08-21-2005, 09:14 AM   #3
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Thank you netizen,

I have looked through the material and much of it I have done.

It is general material and I have tried to find anything specific to my problem which is the lack of recognition of my password and thus rejection of my logon attempts.

Depending on how I set up the share I get to the logon stage and am consistently refused.

Can you offer any advice on the password acceptance/rejection situation which I believe is the roadblock to success with this.

Ivor
 
  


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