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    the samba

    Hi folks

    I was setting up my samba to windows yesterday and was having an issue
    I set everything upin webmin
    My server can see and access on my win workgroup shares but not vise verse. When I go to enter the name and pass on the win xp user machine it won't accept it just keeps repopping the window up repeatedly and placing my hostname before the user name such as

    Hostname/user
    password

    I have tried convrting unix to samba users but it never gives me confirmation, it just says converting for hours

    Am I forgetting something on the win end

    Thanks a bunch
    running server 7.10 and webmin
    Last edited by evilbuntu; May 2nd, 2008 at 02:20 PM. Reason: touch ups

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    Re: the samba

    Did you set up a samba password for your user?
    Code:
    sudo smbpasswd -a <username>
    <username> = your user name or any other user on your Ubuntu box.

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    Re: the samba

    Workgroup, usernames and passwords must all be the same (and linux is case sensitive remember).

    If that doesn't work, post your /etc/samba/smb.conf file.

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    Re: the samba

    I am just using my Linux user prmissions such which I use for my FTP access in
    users and groups, I thought that was why I was doing the webmin convert

    So do I have to go somewhere and make one group for samba all with one password?
    I'm at work so I will put my cfg file up tonigt if it helps
    I was using webmin to avoid editing files but I'm not afraid to edit if it needs to be done

    Why would I be able to access my user shares from. My server but not the server shares from the user
    I've evn tried using my hostname user and pass but it wont let me in

    Hmmmmm

    Thanks so much for the fast replies

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    Re: the samba

    Every windows user needs to have a linux account of the same name followed by the smbpasswd command to set a password as posted above. Make this password the same as in windows for simplicity.

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    Re: the samba

    Do I set that name and pass in ubuntu users and groups, or in webmin
    Also when you say their username and pass has to be the same do you mean the specific computers name, their windows login name/ pass or the user in my ubuntus users and groups

    Also what is the convert unix to samba in webmin because I thought that was for taking my serves permissioned users and setting them up as samba users

    I am entering their user name and pass from my server

    Does that mean I have to make a user on m samba the same as the windows username and pass?

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    Re: the samba

    Yes, all USERS must be the same names and passwords in windows, linux and samba.

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    Re: the samba

    Quote Originally Posted by njparton View Post
    Yes, all USERS must be the same names and passwords in windows, linux and samba.
    so what I will do when I get home is if i have an xp computer in the next room of my house called "Marc" and the password is "123456" then i go to my user and groups in ubuntu and create a user marc with a pass 123456 and convert the unix to samaba and that should work?

    thanks guys

    p.s. pertaining to the xp computer is the actual user login and pass what needs to be the same or the acutal computers name and a network pass?
    Last edited by evilbuntu; May 3rd, 2008 at 03:28 PM.

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    Re: the samba

    No! Marc and marc are not the same.

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    Re: the samba

    There IS a way to map (nonmatching) usernames from Windows to Linux/Samba - I've been looking for it, but can't locate it just now.
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