Trouble w/ UNC

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Fri May 14 16:09:32 GMT 1999

You have a couple of options:

1.) Set the samba share to guest only=yes. This will be a significant
security hole, unless you also use a hosts allow = line to limit which
machines can use the share. Then samba will skip authentication.

2.) Authenticate using encrypted passwords in samba (either PDC or not),
and insure that the account login on the NT machine is correctly set up on
the samba side. If the passwords match correctly, there will be no

(In general, you'll find the comp.protocols.smb list more fruitful
than this one, which generally deals with NT Domain support in samba.)

Good luck-

Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography    -    University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120  -    Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA --------------------------SEIU1199

On Sat, 15 May 1999, Thompson, Dave wrote:

> We are attempting to configure Samba to be able to transfer files (data and
> some images) from Solaris 2.6 to optical storage connected to an NT 5
> machine:
> UNIX Server -----> Samba -----> NT Server with FileNET App -----> Optical
> Storage
> We need the NT server to be able to read/write to/from UNIX.  I don't
> understand the NT piece of things, but following is what our guy who is
> doing the NT piece is saying about our current problem:
> "I need to be able to access the UNC for a directory located on Solaris
> using Samba. I have a process on NT that needs to be able to access this UNC
> path for writing and reading of files. The main point is that it needs to be
> able to connect without the prompting of a password. I have tried mounting a
> drive on the NT box and this works fine because I can enter a password and
> connect to the Samba server, but the software package running on the NT box
> cannot access the drive in this format . As stated before it must be an
> unmounted drive and access must be granted through the UNC path."
> Can anyone help?
> Thanks,
> -Dave

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