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ciphe 08-17-2007 08:00 AM

Samba shows shared folders in Windows but a Guest login pops up when trying to access
So I installed Samba and Swat with yum on my fedora 7 box. I have been messing around with it for quite awhile and I have got to the point where I can see the shared folder on my windows box but when I try and access the folder, a Guest login pops up and I have tried every possible password and it never lets me get in. I got it to work one time but it let me go in a random directory and wouldn't let me use the Path I wanted...soon as I changed it to the one i wanted it failed to work anymore....Anyone have any advice?

author_unknown 08-17-2007 08:07 AM

check out samba configuration files because may be the login via nobody (synonym for guest account) may only be permitted(by default) and also try samba-SWAT package for a more precise and accurate set up of samba as it provides a gui interface for setting a samba server

Samotnik 08-17-2007 02:42 PM

samba itself has nothing to do with accessing resources on remote machine. There is a smbclient program to do this.
If you can't access shared resources on your M$ Windows machine, first check permissions on shared directories (you should set at least read permissions for everyone), then run $ smbclient //<Win machine name>/<resource name> -U guest. If you can't connect, than put here the output of smbclient.

ciphe 08-18-2007 09:24 PM

Those all sound like good ideas to try, however smbd decided to die and wont start up when you try starting it in swat, the services program, or manually.... says smbd dead but pid file exists, anyone ever run into this problem?

Samotnik 08-20-2007 11:55 AM

Remove pid file manually and try again.

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