[Samba] Windows and Linux can't access Samba at the same time.

Adam Barnes adamcbarnes at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 06:52:30 MST 2014

Right i'm not making any progress with this and now ive got myself totally
No matter what I try it comes back to the same thing security = share or
user, all the other settings don't seem to make a difference.
I can't think of a reason why this would be, I don't know linux well enough
to know how it passes the credentials.

I really don't know what to try now.

On 10 February 2014 21:52, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>wrote:

> On 10/02/14 18:58, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
>> On 10/02/14 17:36, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 10/02/14 16:42, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
>>>> On 10/02/14 09:32, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> </snip>
>>>>>>  Hi, you might think that you are running a Ubuntu samba server, but
>>>>> you are not, you are running a workgroup.
>>>> Hmm - I'm not sure the above makes sense. He is running samba in server
>>>> mode on the Ubuntu machine - so he is running a samba server. Unless you
>>>> are trying to say something about Samba in DC mode, or even something else?
>>>> Samba in workgroup mode is still a samba server.
>>> So every windows machine that is part of a workgroup is also a server,
>>> no, they are all clients, there are no servers in a workgroup.
>> Hmm - actually yes. If a Windows machine shares out any folder/directory,
>> it is automatically an SMB server. It acts as an SMB file server, sharing
>> out SMB shares - so it is one. At least in the way client-server
>> relationships have been understood in the world of networking since times
>> immemorial. If you mean there are no *logon* servers in the world of SMB
>> workgroups, that is correct. But there is no limit on how many SMB servers
>> you can have in a workgroup. Every machine that runs a piece of SMB
>> software in server mode and shares out directories - being a Windows, OSX,
>> Linux etc. machine - is automatically an SMB server because it is acting as
>> one. Just as you can have as many FTP or NFS servers as you like in a
>> network.
>> Just because in the MS Windows world sharing folders out and accessing
>> folders shared on other machines is lumped together in one package as "file
>> and folder sharing" doesn't mean the distinction does not exist in reality.
> Have you ever administered a workgroup? once you get over 10 or so
> computers, it gets hard, over 20 extremely hard, any more than this
> virtually impossible. If workgroups are so good, why did microsoft come up
> with their servers?
> Sharing a directory does not make a pc a server.
>> </snip>
>>> The smb.conf on the raspberry pi needs to be basically the same as the
>>>>> ubuntu one but without the shares.
>>>> I'm not sure about that one either. The pi is acting as a samba client.
>>>> It should be able to just connect to any Samba compliant server - even a
>>>> Windows machine with file sharing enabled. Can't quite see it needing the
>>>> same smb.conf as the server.
>>> Well yes, I will give you this one, but the users on the pi will still
>>> have to be users on any workgroup computer that they want to connect to.
>> Not strictly true. At least several versions of Windows (starting from
>> about Windows Vista, if I remember correctly) will kindly prompt you for a
>> username/password  combination when accessing an SMB server where the
>> credentials of the user currently logged in locally have been rejected.
>> Than you can input on the spot whatever username/password combination the
>> SMB server will accept. So no, you don't really have to have a user account
>> already setup on the client in order to access the SMB server - it might be
>> convenient, but you don't have to. Same goes for the smbclient command line
>> tool in Linux, which will happily accept username/password combinations as
>> arguments.
>>  OK, lets put it this way, if you want to consistently connect from pc A
> to pc B in a workgroup, pc B must know the user on pc A or it will ask for
> the username & password of the user on pc A every time it connects.
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