[Samba] Problems connecting to non-public SAMBA-shares

Michael P. Dobmeier dobmeier.michael at web.de
Mon Jan 12 12:30:42 GMT 2004

Dear Experts,

I have the following problem and I would be very happy, if someone had an
idea, what to do.

Under SuSE 9.0 I installed a SAMBA-Server to which three Windows-XP Clients
are connecting.

With one XP-Client-PC (client1) no user has any problems to connect to the
public _and_ non-public (user/password-dependent) shares; from the other two
Clients (client2 and client3) nobody can connect to the non-public shares
(here: homes and testshare), but connecting to the public shares (here:
transfer) is also possible here.

The smb.conf is attached to the end of this email and for the sake of
clarity an extract of the log.smb can be found at
http://home.t-online.de/home/M.P.D : the left-side in the table there is the
log of an access from client1, whereas the right side represents an
unsuccessful access from client2. Up to line ... everthing seems to be ok

Many thanks in advance,


My smb.conf:

# Global parameters
	workgroup = TESTWG
	netbios name = SMBTESTSERVER
	server string = Samba Server
	interfaces = eth0 lo
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	map to guest = Bad User
	log level = 3
	printcap name = CUPS
	character set = ISO8859-1
	os level = 65
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	hosts allow = client1.testdomain.tdl client2.testdomain.tdl
	printing = cups

	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0640
	directory mask = 0750
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/tmp
	create mask = 0600
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
	write list = @ntadmin root
	force group = ntadmin
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775

	comment = TESTShare
	path = /groups/testshare/
	read only = No
	browseable = No

	comment = Transfer Ordner
	path = /groups/transfer
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

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