Beginner Question

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Fri Nov 3 14:56:47 GMT 2000

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 14:35:52 -0000, you wrote:

>With Security=Share, i have to set username, right ?
You can, but it's not needed.
> And then it asks me a
>password against that user(s). In this case I must have Encrypted Passwords=
>Yes, right ?
You can, but it's not needed.

>When I try to use Security=User, I have to set valid users, right ?
>When I try to access a share, I need to suply a IPC$ password, and I dont
>know what password I have to put in here.
This usually happens when your clients send encrypted pass, and samba is
set not to use them.
>Is it something about smbpassword ? I didnt understand how to use it.

>The share I'm trying to access is share1 and I have a user named user1 :
>	workgroup = COMPTA
>	netbios name = PTESA-BULL
>	server string = Samba Server
>	interfaces =
>	encrypt passwords = Yes
>	update encrypted = Yes
Don't use "update encrypted" if you already use "ecnrypted pass".
Take it out.

>	path = /tmp
>	valid users = user1
>	writeable = Yes 

Check list:
1) you have a user called user1 in /etc/passwd
2) smbpasswd -a user1
3) smbpasswd user1  (set password)
4) login to MS Networks using userid "user1" and password "the pass you

Also, in the global section use
guest account = ftp
map to guest = bad user

giulioo at

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