Accessing Samba shares via PPP links
scldad at sdc.com.au
Sat Jul 31 12:42:41 GMT 1999
I am sure that this is an FAQ but I cannot find a succinct answer anywhere.
My question is:
What is the correct way to access a Samba share when the Samba server has a
private IP adress (eg 192.168.x.y), the (Windows via PPP) client is assigned a
relevant private address (eg 192.168.x.z) and the username/password used to
login to the client is not known to the server and/or is different from the username/
password used to login to the server.
How does the user validation work in this scenario? Does Samba look at the
username of the PPP connection or the username used to login to the client
My test configuration is a W98 laptop dialing into a Linux box. The Linux box
is 192.168.1.2 and it assigns 192.168.1.200 to the laptop PPP client. The
username/password used to login to the laptop is aaaaa/bbbbb and the username/
pasword used to initiate the PPP connection is ccccc/ddddd.
The laptop can ping, telnet, ftp etc etc to the Linux server but if I try to
"find" the Linux box from the laptop, the Samba log on the Linux box reports a
password failure for the username aaaaa.
The laptop involved is used to access multiple different server systems so it
cannot be configured so that aaaaa/bbbbb = ccccc/ddddd for all servers
Cheers and thanks,
Stephen Davies Consulting scldad at sdc.com.au
Adelaide, South Australia. Voice: 041-980 1417
Computing & Network solutions. Fax: 08-8272 8863
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