[Samba] can't access samba share from xp

kluu te linuxpower at operamail.com
Mon Jul 7 23:12:19 GMT 2003

What's the netbios name of your Samba server?

----- Original Message -----
From: hemp4fuel <hemp4fuel at kc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 17:33:53 -0500
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] can't access samba share from xp

> Hello,
> I am running slackware 9 and I have also updated samba to version 2.2.8a 
> from the slackware security update.  I can access my xp box with no 
> problems from my linux box but I cannot access my linux box from my xp 
> box.  I have been on several forums and IRC channels and no one seems to 
> have much insight into my problem, someone recommended trying to post my 
> problem here.
> I have gotten at least 15 different sample smb.conf files and have tried 
> using them all with my own info of course but to no avail.  Every time I 
> open the 'view workgroup computers' on my xp box I can see the 'Samba 
> Server' but when I click on it it says I do not have permission to 
> access.  I have tried using both the 'security = user' and the 'security 
> = share' options.  With the user option I get the error immediately, no 
> prompt for user/pass.  With the share option I can get past the initial 
> icon but when I go to access a directory listed I get the error.  With 
> the share option I have tried several different approaches; using the 
> 'guest ok = yes' I don't get prompted for a user/pass. Without using 
> that option I get a user/pass prompt but the user is grayed out and no 
> matter what pass I try it denies access.  Like I said I have tried many 
> different set ups that have been reccomended and none work.  Every time 
> after I restart samba I do a 'testparm' and every time it gives on errors.
> I suspect the problem may be with the xp box but I really don't know. 
> In the past I used RedHat and I had no problems using samba so I know it 
> is possible with my setup.  I tried to give as much info as I could here 
> but if more clarification is needed by someone to diagnose my problem I 
> will give it.  Thanks.
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