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    credentials used when Windows access Samba shares ?

    HI all,
    I'm troubleshooting a problem when trying to access my Linux Samba
    shares from Windows 2000. I can see the share from within Win2k but I get an
    error message "the network name cannot be found". (It's a permissions problem
    according to one of the Samba logs)

    The userid in Windows does not exist within Linux. I then setup a Windows user
    using the same name/passwd as Linux and this time it was successful.

    I want to access my Samba shares using my original (non-matching) win2k logon.
    Instead of just rejecting me, I'd like it to prompt me for userid/passwd
    so I could type in the proper credentials.

    What do I have to do in Linux/Samba to make it behave this way.
    Is it possible? Thanks for any info.

    EDIT - I've found a link with some useful info and I'm going to give the location,
    but I'm not allowed to post links yet. However, it can be found at:
    tech dot waltco dot biz
    scroll down until you see "Private and guest (no password prompt)
    Samba shares"
    Last edited by davexnet; 08-06-2010 at 03:03 AM. Reason: more info

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