[Samba] Basic question for user/pass authentication

J. L. Cabral jelocabral at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 11:01:20 MST 2011

Dear, If I have a Windows XP box joined to a Domain called "Company"
with a user "Jelo" I as you:

Do I have to put Workgroup = Company in smb.conf ???

And do I have to use the same passwords for the Windows and
Linux/Samba users ???

Thanks a lot,


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Bob Miller <bob at computerisms.ca> wrote:
>> 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
> 334-7117/660-5315
> http://computerisms.ca
> bob at computerisms.ca
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> and Open Source Solutions

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