sorry for the late reply...
if, say, the guest name is nobody (as i set it for the default by swat), then there should not be any password needed
and if i wanted to make a user smdeep with a password, how would i set that up? i know of the command smbpasswd, but i don't want to mess with anything until i am certain i am doing the right thing (not that i'm not willing to take risks, just not blind risks)
perhaps it would be better if i asked this: may i see a copy of someone's successful samba.conf file (such as shares are accessible from windows and printers can be seen that are attached to a linux box);
if there are other files that were created or setting changed in linux or windows, could i have a list of settings changed?
thx in advance!
*note: i probably won't be responding until Wednesday or Thursday-ish, i just got rid of AOL after *8* years of using it (/me jumps for joy) so i currently have a wireless router and wireless networking card for my computers and am experimenting with that until either SBC or Roadrunner is installed