[Samba] Win98 clients accessing Samba file server.

Bart Bekker bartro at go.ro
Wed Jan 29 07:04:17 GMT 2003

The home directory in win98 should be taken care of by the 'home=
\\server\dir\dir ' parameter in the [global] section, and another section
called [homes] where you put the comment, browsable, readonly, etc.. 
Browsing the server using win98 should show you a dir called 'homes' that
gives you access to the home dir of the username you are logged in with.
I use this for a mixed win98/win2k/winxp network without any problems.

-------Original Message-------

From: Bill Merry
Date: 29 ianuarie 2003 08:54:51
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Win98 clients accessing Samba file server.

HI All
I'm in the process of setting up my first Linux box at work, a basic file
server for all 20+ Win clients (I'm sick of paying M$ CAL) all have a 'home'
directory and all share a 'shared' directory. What my problem is, everything
is working OK with WinXP/2000 I can see the shared directory and our own
home directory on the Samba box.

With Win98 I can only see and access the shared directory. I can see and
access the home directory only if I set up a 'share' for them and give the
directory read/write access for everyone, not what I really desire.

I have gone though all the doc's that I can find and I can't find any
answers. As it's working for the WinXP/2000 I figured it probably a Win98
problem? but they are all set up according the HOW TO from Samba, as far as
I can tell.

Using RH8 & Samba 2.2.7a, have WinNT4 server as PDC and the network is
purely TCP/IP.

All and any help will be greatly appreciated.

This an entry from a client log

Denied connection from (
[2003/01/29 14:42:38, 0]
cli_net_sam_logon_internal: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD
[2003/01/29 14:42:38, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1619)
domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user DIMI in domain
MELB to Domain controller *. Error was NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD.

My smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from samba.melb (
# Date: 2003/01/29 09:51:17

# Global parameters
workgroup = MELB
server string = Samba Server
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = *
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
username map = /system/samba/username_map

comment = Home Directories
read only = No
# guest ok = Yes
browseable = No
valid users = %S
create mode = Yes
directort mode = 775

comment = Everybody's S:\ Drive
path = /home/Shared
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

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