[Samba] can't get into home dir share (username stuck on "guest")

Matthew J. DiBattista MJDme at ITtechs.com
Thu Apr 29 18:14:04 GMT 2004

You also need valid users = there names or ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxw
	  (need to say who is allowed)


Matthew J. DiBattista

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Stewart [mailto:mike at powys-training.co.uk] 
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:51 AM
To: Chris J. Bottaro; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] can't get into home dir share (username stuck on

Hi.  I'm not sure if you need all that in "homes", all I have is the
following and everything seems to work OK.  It's just what Samba created by

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
	browseable = No


Running Slackware 8.0/Samba 2.2.7a with W98 & W2k clients.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris J. Bottaro" <chris_bottaro at performanceretail.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: [Samba] can't get into home dir share (username stuck on "guest")

i have my samba-2.2.7a setup to share home dirs as follows:
browseable = yes
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775

the problem is that when logged on as a given user in windows, that user
will see his/her home dir in "my network places", but when he/she tries to
enter it, a dialog comes up prompting for a password only.  the input field
is greyed out but filled in with "computername/guest".

how can i remedy this problem?

thanks for the help.
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