Keith G. Murphy
keithmur at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 10 23:39:46 GMT 2000
"George R. Finnin" wrote:
> I am running samba version 2.0.7 on a Slackware installation. I am on a
> company LAN with many types of WinDoze systems, WIN95, WIN98 and NT4.
> No matter what I do, on my WIN95 machine, I keep getting a statement
> I must supply a password when I attempt to map a share. No matter what
> configuration I try and no matter what password I use, I still get a
> request for a password.
> I have gone through the "Using Samba" several times and nothing I try
> works. Can you help?
> Here is my smb.conf with some of the things I have attempted:
> ; netbios name = bart
> printing = bsd
> ; domain master = yes
> ; status = yes
> ; lock directory = /usr/local/samba/locks
> security = share
> ; security = user
> encrypt passwords = yes
> ; encrypt passwords = no
> smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
> null passwords = true
> ; public=yes
I believe you need 'public=yes'. Don't know what 'password=no' does, if
Also, you need to set up a guest user.
More than anything, you need to 'man 5 smb.conf'. Read up on the
'security' parameter and its implications. You might want to consider
'security=user'; it might be more straightforward and is certainly more
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