[Samba] logon from WIN ME

tandrew1304 at earthlink.net tandrew1304 at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 9 00:52:54 GMT 2003

first off, you don't need your [sharename] section at all..
the default smb.conf file that came with Redhat 9 should work
just fine :)

the ONLY reason you are unable to login to Windows Me.
is because your WinMe login name has to match the smb username.

you know, when you first bootup windows me, and the network userid 
password it prompts you for?  the userid (and maybe even the 
*MUST* be the same as your smb id and password.

if you have multiple users trying to login, you can use the  
file to say something like

bob = winmebob
jane = winmebob

I know this is your problem, because I had the exact same problem,
until I looked at RH 9's  samba config application.  it was then
that it dawned on me that "Linux username" = your username
and  "windows username" = your winMe tcp/ip username  (which 
you use at bootup)

make sense???

like I said, this had me stumped for the longest time too until 
when it finally dawned on me...:)


= = = Original message = = =

After reading docs several times I still can't get Windows ME 
to map to my Red Hat 9 Linux machine.  I can connect from the 
machine but not to it. I'm connected through an SMC firewall/router 
have tried with the firewall shut down. I can ping the Linux 
from Windows but NBTSTAT -A does not recognize the Linux box. 
smb.conf file is:

   workgroup = mshome
   server string = samba
   hosts allow =
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   printing = lprng
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 0
   security = user
   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   interfaces =
   remote browse sync =
   remote announce =
   dns proxy = no 

#============================ Share Definitions
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   valid users = %S
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

comment = test comment by bob
path = /home/bob/
valid users = bob bobm142 mshome michael c325834-a workgroup
public = yes
writable = yes
printable = yes
create mask = 0765

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Bob McLaughlin <bobm142 at attbi.com>

To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read 
instructions:  http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba

Sent by ePrompter, the premier email notification software.
Free download at http://www.ePrompter.com.

More information about the samba mailing list