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Old 05-23-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Samba and XP

I need some help with windows xp and samba
i can see my samba shares but when i click to access it gives me a login screen
i put in the username and password but i cant login
not matter what .

Please Help what do i need to change in samba
Old 05-23-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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May be a permissions issue. If you network the 2 boxes together isolated, not on line like this: smbmount //computer/sharename /directory/mountfolder -o dmask=777,fmask=777
Old 05-24-2004, 04:17 AM   #3
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Did you add the valid users to your smbpasswd ?

Samba maintains it's own user list.

adding user is done by:

smbpasswd -a user_name

Then you will be prompted to enter the password.

Make sure that the users you add, already have
a valid Linux account.

Password shall be the same like in the UNIX account.

Also check for following lines in your smb.conf file:

passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
encrypt passwords = Yes
unix password sync = Yes

REMARK: Perhaps in your distro the passwd program is located
in another directory. In my distro (SuSE) it's under /usr/bin.

If the above lines are not in your smb.conf add them into your smb.conf.

Then restart the smbd and nmbd deamons.


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