[Techtalk] Samba/Windows question

MK Hayes mkhayes at charter.net
Sun Mar 19 06:07:06 EST 2006

Yep, that did it.  Windows now prompts for login info.  I thought I 
gotten the linux stuff right.  Now when my husband finishes the Myth 
box, he'll have confidence in my Samba additions.


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

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