[Samba] Basic question for user/pass authentication

Bob Miller bob at computerisms.ca
Thu Jan 27 14:36:31 MST 2011

> What can be the problem ??? Do I have to use for Samba the same
> password as used in Windows or not ???

I have found that it is just easier to use the same credentials for each
user on all machines in a workgroup.  Windows is pretty quirky about
when it will allow you to use alternate credentials, in my experience,
and Windows always prefers to use the credentials of the user who is
logged in.
Also, check your smb.conf, there are directives that can lock you out
regardless of correct user credentials or file permissions, (valid users
might be there without your user listed, for example).

> Thanks a lot,
> JeLo

Bob Miller
bob at computerisms.ca
Network, Internet, Server,
and Open Source Solutions

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