[Samba] Passwords

Donald D Henson wepin at wepin.com
Wed Oct 6 17:59:31 GMT 2004

I'm a Samba newbie also so please bear with me.

I installed Samba 2.x under SuSE 9.0. It worked well for my simple setup 
(home network with one Linux fileserver, one WindowsXP desktop, and one 
WindowsXP laptop all connected via a 10/100 ethernet). When I upgraded 
to SuSE 9.1, I was automatically upgraded to Samba 3.x. This still 
worked with my original settings but something would go wrong about once 
every 24 hours or so. (I would have to disable and restart Samba.) When 
I ran across Samba 3.0.7, I installed it and now things seem to be 
working except that Samba always asks me for a username and password but 
I can't figure out which username and password it's asking for. Since 
this is a home network, I would be quite happy without usernames and 
passwords but I can't figure out how to do that either. I've read about 
Samba in the SuSE admin manual, studied a couple of chapters in a Samba 
online book (that I can't find anymore), and have reviewed the HOW-TOs 
that come with Samba. For a newbie, these publications are very 
difficult to understand.

I just want my Windows clients to be able to access some files on  my 
Linux box. Any assistance in this direction will be appreciated.

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
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