[Samba] Problems with force (user|group) and XP Professional?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Jul 3 17:28:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Damian Gerow wrote:

> Hi all,
> In continuing of previous problems, I've noticed some potential problems
> with force user / force group and Windows XP Professional.
> I'm not exactly sure why or how, but it appears that XP picks up the fact
> that it's being connected as the forced user (smbguest), and continues
> trying to authenticate to other services/shares as that user (smbugest).
> I'm not sure if this carry-over is being done in XP or in Samba or in their
> interaction, but I know it's happening.

I have not seen this happening - have tested both SHARE mode and USER mode
security. I have tested this with:

	Win 98 / Me / NT4 Wkstn / 2000 Pro / XP Pro

> Every other service on the samba server has user smbguest as an invalid
> user, so once a machine authenticated to the forced user service, it lost
> connections to all other services.  I have since changed configuration, and
> it all /seems/ to be working at this point.  Just wondering if others can
> comment/confirm/deny the above?

Please post your smb.conf file. I'd like to see how you have configured

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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