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Old 02-03-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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Arrow Samba - Connecting from WinXP Pro to Samba running on Debian

Here's my drama,

Server = Debian
Client = XP Pro

On Debian

1. # I configured apt-get

2. # apt-get install samba

3. # apt-get update

4. ran through auto-configuration

On the client

1. Locate Workgroup

2. Double click computer
- >"trogdor server (Samba 2.2.3a-14.1 for Debian) (Trogdor)"

3. Enter username/password (for a usernamed critical on linux ... not root

.... at this point I get asked for a username and password again

So basically it's pretty obvious that I don't have encrupted passwords setup properly, and it's also obvious that I'm a noob!

In simple noob language, (unlike the documentation!) what steps do I need to take?

I'd like to understand the whole process not just the solution.

Old 02-03-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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a homestarrunner fan!

did you add users to samba?
--smbpasswd -a username
-- if i recall correctly

and put a valid-user entry in your smb.conf


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