[Samba] Linux box talks to XP Pro, XP Pro permissions deniedon
craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Mar 25 18:18:03 GMT 2006
Let's keep this on list please...
See if you can connect as samba user from samba box...
smbclient -L WHATEVER_YOUR_SERVER_NAME -U Administrator
smbclient -L WHATEVER_YOUR_SERVER_NAME -U Michael
but note - casing is rather odd and might be your problem. UNIX is case
sensitive but Windows/Samba is not case sensitive...
therefore Samba will see 'Michael' as 'michael' and 'Administrator' as
'administrator' and you don't have a UNIX user 'michael' or
'administrator' and thus, you are setting things up to fail.
Make all your UNIX/Linux users lower case (the logical easy thing to do)
or you can remap them using smbusers (totally unlogical way to do
On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 12:58 -0500, Michael Munger wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
> getent passwd|grep Michael
> Michael:X:500:500:Michael Munger:/home/Michael:/bin/bash
> pdbedit -L Michael
> Michael:500:Michael Munger
> Everything there seems to be in order.
> Now, the Windows box is logged in as Administrator, so I created an account
> on the Linux box with an idential username / password. (Administrator/*****)
> So I used:
> Smbpasswd -a Administrator, and added the password so it is identical to the
> Windows box.
> Then ...
> getent passwd|grep Administrator
> pdbedit -L Administrator
> Still no victory. Did I do something wrong?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig White [mailto:craigwhite at azapple.com]
> Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:50 AM
> To: Michael Munger
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Linux box talks to XP Pro, XP Pro permissions deniedon
> On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 03:10 -0500, Michael Munger wrote:
> > My linux box can see, browse, and copy files from an XP Share. However,
> > I try to access the box either via its network name (\\linuxbox
> > <file:///\\linuxbox> ) or by ip address (\\192.168.1.231
> > <file:///\\192.168.1.231> ) Windows shows me an error stating I don't have
> > permissions to access the resource.
> > I have been through the HowTo, and the Troubleshooting section of the
> > book recommended in the docs section of samba.org. No firewall problems,
> > machines see each other fine. Network names resolve, subnet is fine, etc.
> > What am I missing?
> you must have an samba user that matches a Linux user.
> for example...
> # getent passwd|grep craig
> craig:x:500:500:Craig White:/home/craig:/bin/bash
> # pdbedit -L craig
> craig:500:Craig White
> The first command verifies my Linux/UNIX user
> The second command verifies my samba user.
> If I needed to add the samba user craig, I would simply do...
> smbpasswd -a craig
> As for the SAM's book - It may be a very good book but not known to most
> of the list members. The official Samba documentation is
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