multiple connections as different identities

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Nov 25 17:27:24 GMT 2003

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 10:04:03AM -0700, David Bear wrote:
> it seems that windows XP wants to connect to samba using multiple
> identities.
> smbstatus reports
> IPC$         ekessle  samba    67080   pp086168 ( Tue Nov 25 08:22:16 2003
> IPC$         nobody   nobody   67080   pp086168 ( Tue Nov 25 09:31:57 2003
> The issue I have is that on shares that do not permit anonymous
> connections, occasionally users are denied access.  I'm guessing
> becuase XP told samba that it was 'nobody', ie anonymous.
> Anyone know how to force XP to send the currently logged on users
> credentials rather that 'guest'???
> btw, this is samba 2.X with the latest security rollup. and
> security = server
> password server = domaincontroller

I am wondering whether a difference between server and DC permissions may 
play a role here.

As for WXP using multiple identities... Yeah, this is normal behavior for
Windows clients.  Some of the services (particularly IPC$ services)  
offered by servers were originally designed to be accessed anonymously or
via the guest account.

Chris -)-----

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