thanks for being patient with me!!
Originally Posted by Morbius1
yes: she does have a log-on for the Ubuntu computer -- and for Windows
i think i added her with smbpassword -- how do i check that ? pdbedit shows she does have a user id
# ubuntuuserid = "WindowsUserID"
jennifer = "Jennifer"
when she logs onto Windows -- she does not see the *nix box under networks
i just re-checked this this morning: although my windows logon finds the *nix box -- hers does not
I agree with you on the how-to for Samba. one of the thngs i've noticed about Ubuntu/Linux is it's importatn to have documentation for the exact version that is being used.
my original thinking on Samba was that I would (1) create a Ubuntu User ID for her and then allow her to connect to that from her Windows machine. access should then be the same as if she logged onto the Ubuntu machine directly .
I think I found the problem : in the Windows computer I turned "Network Discovery" on in the Control Panel in the Home Networks section using her logon. Now she has access.
This is the reason why that Howto document needs to be peer reviewed: information is missing/inaccurate. at this point it appears the problem is the how-to document rather than the software.