[Techtalk] Samba/Windows question

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at edsons.demon.nl
Sat Mar 18 08:35:27 EST 2006

Kai MacTane wrote:

> At 12:42 PM 3/16/2006 , MK Hayes wrote:
>> This is probably mostly a Windows question.  I set up Samba on our 
>> home network, so I can listen to our music when I'm working in 
>> Photoshop.
>> I followed Carla's instructions from her Cookbook, (many thanks) and 
>> it worked great.
> Not sure where Carla's cookbook is, so I'm not sure exactly what setup 
> you're using. But I'm using Samba on Linux as my house's MP3 server as 
> well. I've found that the Windows username and the Linux username need 
> to be identical, or it gives me problems like you're seeing. At first, 
> I used "kmactane" as my Linux username, but had my XP logon as "kai", 
> and got the error message you're seeing. Changing my Linux username to 
> "kai" fixed it.
> N.B.: I'm using XP Pro, not XP Home.
> I haven't had to make any special tweaks on the Windows side. I can 
> post my smb.conf for comparison, if you think it will help.
>                                                 --Kai MacTane

thanks for remembering me. Problem may well be that XP Home has the 
network functionality of Win 98 (this is progress for you). So indeed, 
login name in Windows need to be equal to unix login name.

For XP Pro this is not true by the way.


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