[Samba] can't access samba share from xp

hemp4fuel hemp4fuel at kc.rr.com
Tue Jul 8 00:08:55 GMT 2003

The netbios name is jerry, i have tried it with and without this option.
kluu te wrote:
> 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
>>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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