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Old 10-26-2004, 02:53 AM   #1
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SAMBA share on an XP station

I have a SAMBA PDC setup with XP clients.

Is it possible to use a shared folder on an XP machine as a SAMBA share?
Old 10-26-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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lodi.... I am not so sure on an answer to your question, as I am still trying to get Samba functioning properly on FC2 myself.

I restarted from scratch with the smb.conf and now I managed to get the prompt again when entering \\ (IP of box) I am prompted for a username and password with the username dimmed out buit with a value of\Guest ......

workgroup = workgroup
server string = Serkon
security = SHARE
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

comment = Downloads
path = /root/Desktop/Shared/Downloads
browsable = yes
read only = yes
public = yes

I am simply interested in sharing a folder on a network mainly composedof WinXP machines... However, I don't wish to have any passwords/usernames for this server simply since it will be at a LAN party I dont wish to walk around and tell everyone a username and password. Do you have anyideas? Are you using passwords for your server? If not, can you post the smb.conf or tell where I am going wrong? Thanks. I am in desperate need of getting this running properly.
Old 10-26-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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Well..... I finally have it working! All along I found out it was simply the read and write permissions on the folder since it was in root..... When I moved the folder out of the root folder it worked wonderfullly! Thank you all for your help in this situation. However, this is only with the IP when i do \\ the thjing operates but when doing \\Serkon I am prompted for a password like before.... but this is an improvement considering before when entering hostname it wouldnt even display anyhting.. any help on that issue is appreciated

Have a nice day!


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