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Old 10-27-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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Samba requires password?

For some reason I'm getting a password dialog whenever I try to get on samba from windows...

Here is my smb.conf

Any ideas?
server string = Linucks
;	server string = Samba Serv
;	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
;	password server = None
;	guest ok = yes
	netbios name = Samba

;time server = yes

;hosts allow = 192.168. 127.
;log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

;socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

	comment = Backup
	path = /mnt/hdb1
	browseable = yes
	writeable = yes
;	writeable = yes

comment = Share for John and Sam
path = /mnt/hdb1/mp3
; valid users = root jon_k
public = yes
writable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0777
Old 10-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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try looking in /var/log/samba to see what info u may get from there. Also u can try
which will give u some help on setting passwords on your windoze machine for samba :-)
Old 12-03-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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global security setting

in the [Global] settings, add this line:

security = share

Restart Samba and browse to the folder. It should just open now, without a password prompt.

Worked for me, hope it works for you!


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