cannot access the homes directory

Zhou Senqiang zhousenq at
Thu Sep 23 02:26:10 GMT 1999

>Date:    Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:06:35 -0400
>From:    Steve Litt <slitt at>
>To:        <samba at>
>Subject: Re: cannot access the homes directory
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>If it's later Win95 dribbleware you need to encrypt passwords:

>encrypt passwords = Yes
  I add this clause into the "homes" section. But still cannot work.

>There's also a Win registry tweak to turn off encryption on the client
>side, but that's more difficult and risky.

>Steve Litt

At 11:01 PM 09/22/1999 +1000, Zhou Senqiang wrote:
>I installed samba 2.0.3 on linux 2.2.5.  I set up a "homes" section in the
>smb.conf.  I can see the homes directory through win95 client.  when I want
>to enter, there is a pop menu asking  to input the passwd.  But it doesn't
>require input user name. I input several users' passwd and failed. Then I add
>user list in smb.conf, like "username=XXX,YYY". Still cannot enter. How to
>solve it? Thanks a lot. Following is a paragraph in my smb.conf:
>  [global]
>    workgroup = lab
>    guest account = nobody
>    keep alive = 30
>    os level = 2
>    security = user  
>    [homes]
>    comment = Home directory
>    browseable = yes
>    read only = yes
>    create mode = 0700
>  username = XXX,YYY  

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