[Samba] Full Logout of Samba Share (from XP)

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Wed Jun 28 23:00:25 GMT 2006

> If, however, I connect to the samba server (file run "\\server") it
> doesn't not prompt for a username / password but connects as the user
> from the original login. Windows is not saving the password -- if I
> logout from XP and log back it, I'm asked for a username/password
> again. Somehow the XP client is staying connected to the samba server.

Before you reconnect, run "smbstatus | grep <username>" on the server
and double-check that the user really is staying connected.  It's
possible that Windows does cache the credentials, and only wipes that
cache when you log out.

If the client is staying connected, running "net use \\samba /del"
should disconnect from the server, but I'm surprised that the connection
wouldn't be in the "net use" list.


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