What to do about "Network Password?"

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Sep 2 15:31:54 GMT 1999

  I'm stuck getting Samba to permit my copy of win98 (running in a VMware
virtual machine) to connect to the linux host.

  Specs: Samba-2.04b installed via rpm on a Red Hat 5.2 system (kernel

  For whatever reason, win98 is asking for a network password when I click
on the icon for the linux box in Network Neighborhood. When I installed
samba via the rpm, I have no recollection of being asked for a network
password. As with most rpms, it just installed.

  The Sams book has nothing about network passwords in the index.

  Win98 sees the NIC, has the driver, and shows the linux host on network
neighborhood. But, every time I click on that icon, I get a dialog box with
the title, "Enter Network Password." It says,

      You must supply a password to make this connection.

      Resource:  \\SALMO\IPC$
      Passowrd:  |

  I try my user password and my root password, but neither is what the
system wants. Has anyone seen this before? What is the solution? I hope that
this is the last sticking point before being able to move my win apps and
data back to the vm from their storage on the linux directory.


Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President

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