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Old 09-05-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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accessing samba shares from windows


i need sum help... i found this site! bloody nice site, and now everything works the way it should from my linux pc! lovely... i am so in love with linux!

when i wanna access the shared folders on the linux machine from my winXP pc it keeps asking for a username and password, and i've entered all the users and passwords i have, but nothing!

I know by now that the fix will be something obvious and simple... I'm just not seeing it!

I'm using smb to share on my windows network from the GUI going Applications -> System -> Shared Folders

any suggestions?
Old 09-05-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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it's ok guys... got it working

by adding the following lines to /etc/samba/smb.conf

guest only = yes
guest = username


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