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Old 01-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Red face Ubuntu to Windows network problem

Hi everyone,
I have networked my windows computer with my ubuntu computer. Everything works great, I can even print off of the printer that is connected to the WinComputer. With my UbuComputer I can easily connect to the WinComputer and read, copy any file I want from it. BUT NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND! Although, my WinComputer sees the UbuDesktop, and when I want to connect it asks for name and password. But when I type and enter them absolutely nothing happens. I am new to Linux (one month) and I'm sure that I must have failed to assign the proper user permission on one of the computers (probably the UbuComputer). Still, I cannot figure out how to correct the problem. I have SAMBA and SAMBA Network Service installed but I'm unable to get to them through the Terminal to do anything useful. Can anyone tell me what I need to do? Is there a GUI interface that would allow me to assign proper permissions?
Old 01-29-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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Issue (as root)

smbpasswd -a <username>

to add <username> to the local smbpasswd file. User <username> must be GNU/Linux user.

Then acces users home from Windows computer with username/entered password you entered.
Old 01-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks a million ZORANP!
Your excellent suggestion did it. It worked like a charm and it was simple to implement. Thanks again


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