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

Jay Ts jay at jayts.cx
Tue Aug 6 11:20:03 GMT 2002

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 04:02:25PM +0100, Andy - SMB wrote:
> 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.
> =======smb.conf===========
> [global]
>  workgroup = HOME
>  encrypt passwords = Yes
>  null passwords = Yes
>  domain logons = Yes

Your Samba server is set up as a PDC to implement
a Windows NT domain.  Unfortunately, you need
Windows XP **Professional** to be able to work
with NT domains.  That is one of very few differences
between the Home and Pro versions.

Try implementing share mode security, using

		security = share

Or, try Samba's "user mode" security:

		security = user

(This will get you username/password "logon" authentication,
without implementing a full Windows NT domain.  I **think**
this will work, but I'm not sure.)

Jay Ts
jay at jayts.cx

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