[Samba] User shares shown when browsing server
iancshay at comcast.net
Fri Sep 18 11:42:03 MDT 2009
It used to be that when I click on the Samba machine in
Windows' Network Neighborhood, in addition to all public
shares I would also see my home directory. I think Samba
took the Windows username given, looked it up in smbusers,
and decided which user's home share to show.
This doesn't happen any more; now I need to request the
share explicitly by typing \\sambaserver\myusername. Is
there a way to enable the old behavior?
I also noticed that now it takes some effort to give the
proper username to Windows when it pops open the dialog
asking for a password. Most of the time the username appears
as "sambaserver\Guest" and is grayed out. To give it the
username I want, I need to go to Map Network Drive and click
on "Connect using different user name". Why does Windows
insist on logging me in as Guest, and is this a function of
something that it gets from Samba? If so, can that be changed?
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