[Samba] Samba and *groan* Windows XP Home problems!

Andy - SMB samba at hillway.com
Tue Aug 6 08:05:02 GMT 2002


This has probably been covered before but after 4 hours of searching I'm
nearly at the point of throwing my XP machine out of the window!!
I have set up Samba (v 2.2.5) on my Red Hat 7.1 box. From the Red Hat box I
can see all the other computers on the network (other Linux machines, Win2k,
Windows ME and my Windows XP box), and get access to the shared drives on
them. The linux box can also use the printers attached to the XP box.....

My problem is that I can't get the XP box to connect to my Red Hat machine.
It can see the machine on the network, it can even see the share, but when I
try to access it, I get a username/password prompt.  No matter what Username
and password I use nothing seems to work.

I have done the "requiresignorseal" registry thing. Below is my smb.conf....

I also can't connect from Windows ME, but this isn't so important! BTW Win2K
is fine!!

Please help... before I loose all my hair and have to replace my office
window :)

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from voyager (
# Date: 2002/08/06 15:08:45

# Global parameters
 workgroup = HOME
 server string = Samba Server
 encrypt passwords = Yes
 map to guest = Bad User
 null passwords = Yes
 log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
 max log size = 50
 socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
 domain logons = Yes
 preferred master = True
 domain master = True
 dns proxy = No

 comment = All Printers
 path = /var/spool/samba
 printable = Yes
 browseable = No

 path = /home/andyw
 username = andyw
 guest account =
 admin users = andyw

Andy Williams

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