[Samba] XP Pro client cannot access stand-alone linux samba server

Sundaram Ramasamy sun at percipia.com
Fri Jan 2 18:56:54 GMT 2004

can you change

 security = shared

restart samba and try to access the share.


> Hi, I am trying to set up my internet connection sharing linux box as a
> stand-alone samba server.  When i try to access the server from a
> Windows XP Pro client using \\ i get a dialog box asking for
> a username and password.  I duly enter this and the dialog box
> immediately re-appears without connecting me to the share.  There exists
> both a samba and linux account with the same password which is also the
> same as the XP Pro logon.
> The XP Pro box is not set up to logon to a domain, both of the boxes are
> on the same workgroup.  I can get samba to work using share-level
> security but only for a guest account.
> Would appreciate any suggestions
> *smb.conf*
> [global]
> workgroup = WORKGROUP
> netbios name = SAMBA
> server string = Samba server in user level
> security = users
> encrypt passwords = yes
> [Logs]
> path= /var/log
> valid user = ian
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