[Samba] Puzzle -- Logon/Login from Windows XP

AndyLiebman at aol.com AndyLiebman at aol.com
Wed Sep 29 10:44:29 GMT 2004

> In a message dated 9/29/2004 6:20:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
holger.krull at gmx.de 
> writes:

Thanks for the reply

>> So my question is, how can those 100 users logon to the Samba server from 
>> workstation without having an account on the Windows XP workstation that 
>> matches their username/password on the Samba server? 
> Why don't you want to creat a domain?

How do you define and create a domain? And is it difficult to maintain a 
domain as the users change? 

And what if the Samba server is just one of many servers on a network that 
might have other domains and domain servers? And what if the workstations have 
to access other domains? This is the sort of environment where my system has to 

>> Isn't there a way to get the Samba server to ask for a username and 
>> when the user clicks on the name of the Samba server in Explorer? 
> The server can't ask the user for another username/password. It is a 
> clients decision to ask the user for additional credentials. Unless you 
> find out what specific setting triggers explorer to ask (null session, 
> guest account settings or something, try ethereal) you are out of luck.
> Maybe you write a script that mounts the shares with net use and give 
> the samba username with /user:name * to ask for the password.

Any clues about how to write that script. I'm not a samba expert. 

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