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Old 12-13-2003, 11:31 AM   #1
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How do I share files on a Windows DHCP network?

Newbie to Linux Networking here.....I have two computers with a third to come on a wired Full Duplex 10/100 network, with a Netgear router acting as the DHCP server and I want to share a hd with the Windows comp. I set up Samba server, and when I get on the Windows comp it shows a comp labeled "Samba Server(Linux)" but whenever I try and open it it says "Access denied...check your network rights or talk to the computer administrator" or something like that. How can I share this HD? I have it formatted as FAT so the Windows installation on this computer can read and write it also.
Old 12-13-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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do u know about the issue with encrypted passwords, when using samba in a win network ? if not, read


(try: slocate -u and then slocate ENCRYPTION.txt)

u either need to allow win client to use UNencrypted password, or enable samba server to use encrypted password

btw: if u share a partition with samba, there is no need to format it with fat..just leave it the native file system like ext2 or 3
Old 12-13-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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type that (slocate -u) in the shell? when i do that, it says command not found

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