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Old 09-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Arch
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Irregular connections / request for authentication on open Samba server with Windows7

I tend to use linux computers to run my network - router, print/file server, proxy, home theater, etc. But I also use windows for any non-specialized machine where I sit down and do work.

Recently I installed Windows 7 Professional (RTM) through MSDN on my home desktop. Everything is working out great, except that connecting to my Samba based file server is broken. Now it's asking for logon credentials and booting me off when I have none to give, or put in garbage.

Sometimes, if I browse to the file server through the network explorer, it works fine. It never works if I just type in \\fileserver into the run dialog.

Everything works great on my Windows XP, Ubuntu, and Windows 98 boxes. The server is running a fully updated Arch Linux install, with a samba configuration file that's worked for me for years. Here's what's in it:

        workgroup = WORKGROUP
        server string = ""
        security = share
        guest account = ftp
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        local master = yes
        domain master = yes
        os level = 33
        preferred master = yes
        wins support = yes
        dns proxy = no
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!


EDIT: Whoops, this should go in the server forum... I'll see about getting a mod to move it. Sorry about that!

Last edited by kleptophobiac; 09-20-2009 at 04:57 PM.
Old 09-22-2009, 04:50 AM   #2
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where are the share definitions? What does the logfile say?

btw: why dont you use user-level security? you could create a share and make it public.



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