[Samba] Samba 3 - Can't connect from XP Pro

Jess Jackson jessjackson at cox.net
Thu Mar 18 01:21:55 GMT 2004


I just upgraded my Mandrake Linux box to the 10.0 release and got the 
Samba 3.02 upgrade as well. All has gone well except I cannot connect my 
two Windows XP Pro PC's to the Linux  box. I got the upgraded smb.conf 
file, but ended up deleting it and starting from scratch with the SWAT 

Samba 2.? was working fine before, but the only way I can now share a 
drive from the Samba box to the XP is to enable GUEST login with my user 
name. I assume that is a big security no-no.

I have my user name "jess" with a Samba password the same as my Win XP 
login. I also have the following settings in the [global] section of 
your smb.conf:

  security = user
  encrypt passwords = yes

Since it works with GUEST login, I guess this must be a SAMBA password 
or security related problem. Is there a way to list all the users active 
in the SAMBA password file?

I am fairly new at SAMBA, so any help would be appreciated.


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