[Samba] Can't login into shares

Tim xendistar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 09:09:39 GMT 2006

I have had problems with Samba since the Debian upgraded samba to 3.0.23c, the 
problem I had was that smbd refused to start. After reinstalling samba I 
found the problem lay in the smb.conf the new install would start, but if I 
used my old smb.conf (from my previous version of samba) it would not start 

So the point is now, samba is running I have added my shares to smb.conf, when 
I try to connect to one of the shares from a windows box I get a login window 
but it refuse any username and password.

All my users have an account on the linux box, this was how it was set up in 
the past without a problem.

For the record I am running Debian testing, samba 3.0.23c (from debian), My 
windows boxes are XP Home and Pro and 2000

Below is my smb.conf (short version), can anybody offer any suggestions please

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2006/09/24 09:47:46

	workgroup = HOME
	server string = %h server (Samba %v)
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	dns proxy = No
	ldap ssl = no
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
	invalid users = root
	create mask = 0640
	directory mask = 0750

	comment = Home Directories
	invalid users =
	read only = No
	create mask = 0640
	directory mask = 0750
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	create mask = 0700
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers

	path = /mnt/usbhd/mp3/
	read only = No
	hosts allow =

	path = /mnt/usbhd/Pictures/
	read only = No
	hosts allow =

	path = /mnt/usbhd/Video
	read only = No

Thanks in advance


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