[Samba] COMPUTERNAME/Guest in login

Rubin Bennett rbennett at thatitguy.com
Wed Jun 13 15:12:12 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 21:46 +0700, Joakim Lagerqvist wrote:

> This is what happens:
> When I browse the microsoft windows network and find my workgroup my
> samba server shows up. But when I double click on it I can't fill in my
> username. Instead it shows my computer name (client) followed by a slash
> and "Guest" and the field is not editable. I can however enter a
> password.
> If I instead type \\ followed by the servers IP address (\\,
> I can fill in both my username and password and log in without problems.

That sounds a lot like a DNS issue to me... are you running your own DNS
server there, or are all the clients looking at the same DNS info?

Rubin Bennett
RB Technologies
rbennett at thatitguy.com
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
security deserve neither liberty nor safety"   --Benjamin Franklin,
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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