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Old 01-03-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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Unable to access my Linux+Samba from MS-Win


I'm trying to access my Linux+Samba box from MS-Windows 2000.

/etc/samba/smb.conf (@Linux -
workgroup = Work_group
netbios name = PC01
server string = Samba Server at PC01
log file = /var/log/samba/log.smbd
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = /etc/printcap
dns proxy = No
hosts allow = 192.168.2.

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No

comment = Shared
path = /home/john/shared
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

When trying to access from MS-Windows 2000 (, I see 'PC01' computer,
but when I click it, I'm requested to type user+passwd, and I'm not able to
login (I tried with admin and user passwords)

Any suggestion?
Old 01-03-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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It looks like your missing the setting that tells Samba how it should authenticate users.

If I recall I think this should work, however I don't remember all the Samba Configuration Directives off the top of my head

Try adding :
guest account = nobody
security = user
Under the [Global] Section.
Old 01-03-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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you need to do this:
smbpasswd -a user
for all users that are to be allowed access for samba file shares, obviously change user for the username, then you'll be prompted to set a password, this doesn't necesarily have to be the unix password

Last edited by phil.d.g; 01-03-2005 at 11:56 AM.
Old 01-03-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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To create a working Guest share, you probably need to add this line to your [global] section:

map to guest = Bad User

Otherwise, samba will alway try use the current credentials used by your Windows session.

This line in your [Shared] section is useful if you want to ensure that you always write to it as the guest:

guest only = Yes


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