password problem

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
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
> that
>  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:
>  [global]
>  ; 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
>  password=no
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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