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

Ian Colley ian.colley at zepler.net
Fri Jan 2 19:18:34 GMT 2004

Okay - I've tried adding machine account as suggested but still no joy - 
same symptoms as before.  Also tried changing security to 'share' - this 
time I can see the share in windows explorer but it asks for a password 
under the username of 'Guest' (greyed out) when i try to access it - no 
passwords work (including null).

SHUTTLE$:x:10000:100:Machine Account:/dev/null:/bin/false

workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = SAMBA
server string = Samba server in user level
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes

path= /var/log
valid user = ian

Jason Balicki wrote:

>Make sure the XP box has a machine account on the samba server.
>do this by adding a user (however you do it on your host OS) of machine$
>(make sure the dollar sign is there)
>then you can add this account to samba by doing:
>smbpasswd -a -m machine
>(note the _lack_ of a dollar sign.  you know this, but replace "machine"
>with the actual name of the machine.)
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>>a.org] On Behalf Of Ian Colley
>>Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 12:50 PM
>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: [Samba] XP Pro client cannot access stand-alone linux 
>>samba server
>>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
>>workgroup = WORKGROUP
>>netbios name = SAMBA
>>server string = Samba server in user level
>>security = users
>>encrypt passwords = yes
>>path= /var/log
>>valid user = ian
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