Help with Samba

Steven Scott steven_scott at
Wed Oct 25 20:57:54 GMT 2000

    I have corrected the problem with my Samba configuration.  Thanks to all
who helped and made
suggestions to correct my problems.

For those who are interested in the ultimate solution to my sharing a login
problem, I corrected the
problem with the following solution:
    Remove the .PWL files from ALL Windows 98 stations and shutdown the
    Remove the problem login from the Linux server and reboot the server.
    Add the login back to Linux, but with a different UID (did not try the
same UID as this
        corrected the problem).
    Start the desktop computer which had the problem with the logon in the
first place, set the
        password in Windows 98 the same as Linux.
    Log the desktop computer in and map the drives/printers.
    Start the notebook computer and login as the same user on the desktop
and confirm the Windows
        98 password.

Steven Scott
Solution Consultants Inc.
Email: mailto:steven_scott at

----- Original Message -----
From: "Odhiambo Washington" <wash at>
To: "Steven Scott" <steven_scott at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: Help with Samba

> * Steven Scott <steven_scott at> [20001023 00:27]:
> =>    I will certainly let you know of anything I discover.  For your
problem, could you not simply remove the share in Samba, then re add it.
This would require that the computers (Win98) are not connected, then make
the change, and restart Samba.
> =>
> =>    My problem is a little different in that I can not log in as the
same user on two different machines.  Logging in on the original workstation
works, but if I try it as the same user on computer #2, that user is denied
access to the Linux shares.  If I logout on the original machine, the second
computer still does not see the shares.  If I logon the second computer as
someone else, all is fine.
> It is good to use a mail client that wraps chars at ~72 ;-)
> Have you considered using username map ???
> =>
> =>Steven Scott
> =>Solution Consultants Inc.
> =>Email: mailto:steven_scott at
> =>
> =>  ----- Original Message -----
> =>  From: Prince Polius
> =>  To: Steven Scott
> =>  Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 7:19 PM
> =>  Subject: Re: Help with Samba
> =>
> =>
> =>  Hello,
> =>       This sounds like my prob. Where ever I log in with the
username... I get the same access privilleges which is fine. I do however,
wish to restore access to one of the shares, to one account. This is where I
fall short.
> =>
> =>  If I figure it out... I will be sure to inform you of the
resolution... can I ask the same of you?
> =>
> =>  Thank you,
> =>
> =>  Prince
> =>    ----- Original Message -----
> =>    From: Steven Scott
> =>    To: Prince Polius
> =>    Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 12:55 PM
> =>    Subject: Re: Help with Samba
> =>
> =>
> =>        I am having a similar problem that you might have encountered
and been able to correct.  Are you able to log on as the same user from two
different machines and have the proper access?  I can not accomplish this,
yet it seems to work properly otherwise.  My original question follows in
case you might have any suggestions for me.  Thanks for your time.
> =>
> =>    Steven Scott
> =>    Solution Consultants Inc.
> =>    Email: mailto:steven_scott at
> =>
> =>
> =>    My original message:
> =>        I have two computers connected to my Samba server, and I am
having trouble logging in on the one.
> =>
> =>    Scenario:
> =>    Samba Server is NEON
> =>
> =>    Notebook computer is XENON and will connect fine as SSCOTT (user in
Unix also) with the proper password.
> =>
> =>    Desktop computer is MERCURY and can connect fine as SSCOTT2, or
another user with the proper password.  However, if I try to connect as
SSCOTT on this computer, then it fails with "Neon is not accessible.  No
permission to access resource."  If I shut down the notebook computer, and
try this again, it still fails. I can however, see everything fine if I use
a different login name.
> =>
> =>        Is there a known problem here with trying to use the same
account from two machines at the same time, or even two different computers
at any time?
> =>      ----- Original Message -----
> =>      From: Prince Polius
> =>      To: Samba at
> =>      Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 6:32 PM
> =>      Subject: Help with Samba
> =>
> =>
> =>      Hi,
> =>         I need some help and I am hoping that you are available. I have
> =>      running Samba on a linux box at home for a while now. I was
> =>      contacted to set up a file server for a small company. The thing
> =>      they will require various users to have access to different files,
> =>      ofcourse some users will have access to very little. I did some
testing at
> =>      home and was able to block off one of my users (at home) from a
> =>      file (just as a test). I used the "valid users = whoever" and
"public =
> =>      no" command in the SHARE DEFINITIONS section of the smb.conf file.
> =>       worked fine. Now I would like to reinstate this user's access to
the same
> =>       file... but I can't get it to come back up... I keep getting a
> =>       that reads "... the share is not accessible/cannot be found..."
> =>       machines are Win98 except the samba server which runs on RedHat
Linux 6.1.
> =>
> =>      I sincerely thank you for your help...
> =>
> =>
> =>      Prince
> =>
> -Wash
> --
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> Tel: 254 11 222604 Nkrumah Rd.,
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