[Samba] net view produces error 5

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 29 19:35:51 GMT 2008

Larry Alkoff wrote:
> I am debbuging my Kubuntu Linux to Windows XP Professional Service Pack 
> 1 and 2 connection using Andrew Tridgell's excellent diagnosis.txt.
> The test fails on test 5 which should return a list of available shares 
> from the server.
>  From the XP command prompt:
> net view \\kinda
> System error 5 has occurred.
> Access is denied.
> I can't see why this error should be happening.
> Bother users have the same user name.
> The linux password is encrypted but I don't know about the WXP password.

Problem fixed.  Please ignore.

I was trying to do net view \\kinda
as root.  Changing to user fixed it.

Also it was Tridgell 8 not 5.


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