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Yet again I have problems with samba! Nothing is ever straightforward... now, I have configured samba so that each user has a samba username the same as their windows username, even with the same password. However, when I double clikc the machine in My Network Places, it gives me a username prompt, and no matter what user/password combo I use it will not let me in Help!!!!

make sure that in global section

security = user

and under the share

valid users = (a user name that you added with smbpasswd -a user_name)

Robert B

ps.: if you enter the password incorrectly or the user name , try logging out with windows and logging in again... (XP with SP2 did this thing to me...but was solved)
Ok... Cheers for that mate seems to be working ok now. However, I have a few other subtle problems. For some reason, I can now only see this machine(king-size) on the network. I cant see the the linux box or any other machine? Any ideas?

rpm -q samba-client samba-common

these are installed right?

if not

apt-get update
apt-get install samba-client samba-common


yum install samba-client samba-common

in [global] section
workgroup = *must be the same workgroup as the rest in order to be able to view em*
(type UPERCASE...don't know but for some reason I had problems with some versions if I typed it lowercase...)

Robert B
I beleive those are installed yes, heres my smb.conf file smb.conf
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