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I beleive I've setup samba correctly, but whenever I attempt to access my linux machine from windows, it requests a username/password. I cannot figure out what I should be using ...
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    cannot access Linux share from WinXP Professional


    I beleive I've setup samba correctly, but whenever I attempt to access my linux machine from windows, it requests a username/password. I cannot figure out what I should be using here.

    If I open up Network Neighbourhood, and select 'View Workgroup Computers', i can see the linux machine listed, and when I try to open it is when I'm prompted for the credentials I don't have.

    My question is, how can I add and manage samba users? I've tried to validate by entering using username 'root' with the root password, as well as my linux user account, but neither worked.

    Thanks

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    Try adding samba users with the smbpasswd -a command
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    Try with
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    smbpasswd -a <userid>
    from your linux/samba server, this will create a Samba user for you, and you hsould be able to logon with this user afterwards.

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