[Samba] Viewing Linux machine from windows machine

rmillisl at webserv.isa-geek.net rmillisl at webserv.isa-geek.net
Mon Apr 28 18:34:45 GMT 2003

>   I can access the windows shares from the linux machine, and I can see
> the
> Linux machine from windows network neighbor hood.  When I try to access
> the  linux machine , I am asked to provide a password for //linux1/IPC$.
>  I have  tried all passwords with no success.  The only share on the
> Linux machine is  the download folder, which shows when checking Samba
> from the linux machine.

I assume this is a windows 9x or ME machine, is that correct?

Does the username you log on to Windows with match the username of the
valid Linux account? Windows 9x/ME assume the windows login username and
then ask for the password (NT/2K/XP prompt for both a username and
password). Often users are not prompted by windows for their password at
startup on these operating systems as its been saved when they first
installed windows.

I have found a fix for this is to rename the c:\windows\Username.pwl
files, and then reboot. When you are prompted on reboot, supply a username
and password that match those on the samba server.

Are you trying to login to the samba server with a valid Linux user ID and

Do you have a username and password entry in smbpasswd (assuming thats
what you are using)?

What are your security settings in smb.conf? Are you sing encrypted password?

More information about the samba mailing list