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Old 06-20-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Yer sorry a samba question

ok I am a linux newbie and I am trying to set up samba.
i have got it so i can browse form my xp workgroup and i can access my share area fine but i can not access my private files is this something to do with smbusers or smbpasswd. xp will not let me select a user name only wants a password and no passwords work.
Old 06-20-2003, 08:04 PM   #2
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What XP user are you?

Let's say your XP username / password is user1 / pass1. Then on Linux, create the user and add a Samba password entry (enter the same password as XP for the Linux account and the Samba password entry):

# useradd user1
# passwd user1
# smbpasswd -a user1

Now you should be able to browse your private files on Linux from XP with no login / password prompt at all. XP may require a boot to realize this...
Old 06-20-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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A quick fix is to map a network drive from your XP machine and click on the text that says "log in as a different user." You can then specify a user name. Type your Linux username in the field provided. This works on XP reguardless of who you are on the system.

1. Click or double-click on the MY Computer icon on your desktop.

2. Select the tools menu and click on Map Network Drive...

3. Select a drive letter, and the Samba share, then under that you will see the option to log in as another user.

The rest should be rather self-explanatory.

Last edited by gragon; 06-20-2003 at 11:20 PM.
Old 06-21-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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ok i think i am making my samba to complicated all i want is one share folder (i have got that bit working fine) and seprate user folders the can only be accessed with a user name and password i want to be able to access my folder on any of my pc's all runing xp pro. could somone tell me what i need in my smb.conf file thanks again.


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