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I have a RH8.0 box running Samba 2.2.7a. I have it all set up and running as a file server for my two XP boxes. I recently set up my laptop, and put it on the network. I cannot access shares from my laptop, which is running ME (gag... too little RAM for an NT-based windows). Anyway, I log on to the domain without a problem using the same password I've been using for months on my other machines. I can open the linux box in Network Neighborhood. However, if I try to open a share, it asks me for a password, and then when I give the correct password it says that it isn't recognized.
What's weird is, if I log in with the guest account instead, I can log onto the domain, open the linux box in Network Neighborhood, and then I can open the public directory (which is the only one the guest account has access to. I can't figure out why one would work and the other wouldn't.
So, I thought about perhaps I couldn't connect twice at the same time from different computers (which I don't believe is actually the case.) I tried disconnecting the XP machines, and that didn't do the trick. So, I started sniffing around on the laptop (ME) and looked under passwords in the Control Panel. You can change the ME user's password and blah, blah. But what you can also do is change your Microsoft Networking password. I thought I'd change it just to make sure that the password was right. I assume this is the password that the ME machine will send by default on all network password verifications. Well, when I tried to change it, it asked for the old password and the new password. I typed it in correctly, and it said the old password was wrong.
So, I guess I'm asking if anyone knows if:
A) The ME password is the problem. (Keep in mind that when I tried to access the shares, I did get the chance to type in a password, but it still didn't work.)
B) If so, how do I change it now that I apparently don't know the old password.
C) If not, what could it be?