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Old 03-06-2003, 07:49 AM   #1
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Cannot access Samba Server

I use redhat linux 8 and set it up as a samba server for win98 to access.
When the samba server is setup,the win98 pc can see the linux computer (the linux computer's name is Manutd) in network neighbourhood. But when i clicked on the icon, a message box appeared. Its contents are: Enter network password
Resource: \\MANUTD\PC$

I typed different passwords ( win98 password,linux root password,linux user password) but to no avail. Hence, i rightclicked on the linux computer icon and the message 'The server \\Manutd does not accept remote requests' appeared.

Then I rightclicked on the linux computer icon and clicked properties. I clicked on the Netwatcher button in the properties window and the message ' The computer \\MANUTD is configured for userlevel security and cannot be administered from this share level computer.' appeared.

The changes I made to smb.conf in the linux pc is as follows:
Under the [global] section:
workgroup = ONG ( My windows network workgroup is ONG)
hosts allow = (The ip add of the win98 pc)
guest account= pcguest
password level=10
username level=20
;encrypt passwords=yes

May I know what password to type? (I didn't set any passwords when setting up samba) or even better, is there a way to get rid of the network password dialog box? (should I comment out the security=user line?)

Please reply quickly if you can.....thanks!!
Old 03-06-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
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It sounds as if you have not added the users to the smbpasswd file.

Based on what you have done so far, you seem to have access to some documentation. They should give some detailed instructions on adding the users to this file.

If you cannot find this info, let me know and we can work it out. Also try doing a search on smbpasswd in the forum.

Also check to make sure that the network card is a trusted device or the firewall is disabled.
Old 03-06-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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ditch the semi-colon in front of encrypt passwords=yes
Old 03-07-2003, 12:37 AM   #4
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Last edited by Rickdog; 03-07-2003 at 12:47 AM.


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