[Samba] i cant make samba work!!

Diana Ross Guerrero dreguerrero at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 16 08:12:29 GMT 2005

hi! i've been working with samba for one 25days yet i cant make it work.  i am configuring samba for a board which is on mips-linux.  all i want to have is when i will try to access my mips-linux board, it will ask me for a username and password.  but what was happening is - WHEN I TRY TO ACCESS MY MIPS-LINUX BOARD, IT WILL ASK ME FOR A USERNAME AND PASSWROD, THEN I WILL TRY TO INPUT A USERNAME AND A CORRECT PASSWORD BUT I CANT GO IN! I've been trying a hundred of usernames but its not working..
below are a copy of a line of my /etc/passwd file:
dianag$:*:501:502:Trust Account:/home/dianag$:/bin/bash
dian:d5Cyy.W3M6rvU:510:514:dian (TimeSys BSP User):/home/dian:/bin/bash
below is a copy of a line of my smbpasswd:
dianag$:501:4B8A4614E53B8055AAD3B435B51404EE:F4D74586093798E91CE014337F533210:[W          ]:LCT-41E7AAC2:
dian:510:93371DEE1D5EE7E6AAD3B435B51404EE:002345674BD69C0387771E9D0C543210:[UX         ]:LCT-41EA4D16:
below is copy of my smb.conf file:
 workgroup = WORKGROUP
 netbios name = rbtx4938_pc
 server string = %h server (samba %v)
 log level = 10
    syslog = 0
 log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
 encrypt passwords = Yes
 unix password sync = yes
 username level = 8
 password level = 8
 domain logons = yes
 security = user
 os level = 34
 local master = yes
 preferred master = yes
 domain master = yes
 interfaces =
 bind interfaces only = Yes
#passdb backend is unknown parameter in my smb, i dont know why
 ;passdb backend = smbpasswd
 passwd program = /bin/passwd %u
 wins proxy = No
    wins server =
    wins support = No
    winbind gid = 10000-20000
    winbind uid = 10000-20000 
 path = /home
 writeable = yes
 browsable = yes
 guest ok = yes
    valid users = %S
pls help me..im very desperate...my boss is killing me everyday...thanks in advance.. 

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