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Old 10-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Samba login problem

Iam using Ubuntu 7.10. I would like to share a usb drive connected to my main desktop with other linux boxes on a wired network. I shared it in "system" and can see the drive on other machines, but when i try to connect, it asks for a username and password. Where do I set this? in smb.conf? Please detail how. I have been using linux for a number of years and can use nano etc. so I'm not a total newbie.


Old 10-27-2008, 04:51 AM   #2
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Hello David9789,

you can use:

to add a new user "joe"
smbpasswd -a joe

i am not sure... but maybe you also need a local user...
if this not work... add first a new user joe... to the system and than
do this steps...

to set a new password for "joe"
smbpasswd joe

good luck.

Yaniv Ferszt


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