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Old 10-27-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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Using one Samba user for multiple computers

I have found that it is possible to have several computers using the same username to connect to a samba share. However, I do keep getting this error in the syslog:

Oct 27 14:12:46 spev smbd[590]:   Can't become connected user!
where 590 is the PID of the computer accessing the samba share...

Could this be causing it? Any possible ideas?
Old 10-28-2004, 09:08 AM   #2
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Does this share belong to the username being used to access it, or is a share open to all users?

There is nothing remarkable about multiple connections to a share with the same username. There may, however, be a limit somewhere on the number of concurrent connections. What kind of Samba security is in play here? I.e., what kind of Windows OS is doing the authentication?
Old 10-28-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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Yes, the share is owned by the username that is accessing it.

The stations are running Windows XP. It is a rather simple setup with no Domain Controller. The shares are just mapped on the station with the username/password combo of the owner of the shared files.

Everything is accessible, but everytime sometime is accessed this error shows in the logs. I initially thought that maybe even though I mapped the shares with the correct username and password that maybe Windows was being weird and initially sending the local username/password to access it but then when that was denied it used the one specified in the mapping... Thus, I created a file for samba and mapped any possible local users to the correct Unix/Samba user and added the entry to the smb.conf file.


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