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Old 01-03-2002, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question Setting up samba

I have a Win98 box and a Slack8 box. I want to be able to access my home directory on the slack box from windows, but with password protection on the share. I'm having some trouble with samba, however. I added myself to the smbpasswd file, and tried to set up my smb.conf, but when I try to connect from windows, it asks for a password, and no passwords seem to work. I have share level security on. How do I fix this?
Old 01-03-2002, 05:01 AM   #2
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I've been there too. I took the easy way out and turned off password encryption by using regedit.

Have a look here (depends on your version of windoze)

Old 01-03-2002, 08:58 AM   #3
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i had the same problem,,,,,,, i was prompted for a password from windows box and no passwords worked, because,,,,

i didn't have a smb user/password combo established, so i used webmin (downloadable program) and checked all my password settings and found i didn't have it configured to accept passwords. i didn't have the smb user added or i had it, but didn't have a pw established for it.

there is an option in there to convert all unix users to smb users.....i selected this, but then deleted all the unix default names for all the other services and just left the user names that i added.

you should have your password set to user and don't touch your windows want passwords to be encrypted which win98 does by default.

just make sure your smb.conf has passwords set to encrypted., which should be set by default.? it is in webmin.

hope this made sense.

sorry if this doesn't apply to slackware. i'm not familiar with it.

Last edited by tdnik; 01-03-2002 at 08:59 AM.
Old 01-03-2002, 10:52 PM   #4
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Thanks both of you, I was able to solve my problem with webmin. Didn't want to turn off password encryption because I'm a paranoid fiend :-)


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