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Old 05-04-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
McManCSU
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Can XP user in at as anyone on Samba server?


In Samba, lets say I have two login accounts with passwords. One of the accounts is the exact same account that I use to login to XP (same PW). With this scenario, I can map the drive without any problems what so ever. It doesn't prompt for a login or anything.

Now, lets say that I remove my XP UN/PW from Samba. When I try to map the drive, XP prompts for a UN/PW. I enter the exact UN/PW for the other samba user, but samba complains that the password is incorrect (log files). This setup is over a workgroup if that makes any difference. Here is my smb.conf:

Code:
[global]
netbios name = MediaMadness
workgroup = MSHOME
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
wins support = yes

[homes]
read only = no
browseable = no
path = /home/%U
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

[data]
path = /mnt/raid
browseable = yes
public = yes
read only = yes
write list = @datamod, root, linuxuser, XPuser
I would much rather prefer to use a different login name that my existing XP name since the PW with that account is "" (blank) Also, both of the users are Linux users...

Last edited by McManCSU; 05-04-2007 at 11:08 AM.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
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Surely someone knows the answer to this simple question... ?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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What happens when you make it so both samba and your xp accounts have different passwords. Will you be able to log on then? Also if you want a easy free program that basically makes your samba config file for you download webmin. Which is a program on the net that makes it so you can change you linux box from anywhere. If you want it so you can edit your samba file at ease download a add-on to webin which is called swat. Then you are able to do any option to your samba server from this by saying a basic yes or no.

It helps alot
 
  


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