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    Samba Question/Woe

    Hi all

    Ok, new to this so please bear with me!

    I have a Knoppix box and XP Box, peer2peer style networked. I want to use Samba to share files.

    I opened /etc/samba/smb.conf and make a few changes, namely setting the workgroup name and stuff. I also did the testparm /etc/samba/smb.conf and it came up ok.

    On my XP Box, in Network Places I can see the Knoppix box but on double clicking I cant log in. I trid usernames for Root and as Normal User but they didnt work. What gives?

    Also, now when I open Samba Network Neighbourhood on the Knoppix box I get 'Please Provide Authentication for' and again, I dont know what to put.

    Also, related but seperate problem. I created a folder in Home called Shared, for that reason: I want to share it. But upon clicking on OK, it says 'Sharing /Home/xxx/Shared failed' under Details it says Please Make sure the Perl Script fileshareset is suid Root'. ???

    Thanks for any help! Linux is hard to learn after only Windows experience but very enjoyable!!


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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    Ok, first, when authenticating with your windows box, the reason you are being prompted for login information is simple, windows has perhaps millions of security faults, but it does (well... most of the time) require authentication for shares. As far as accessing from your windows machine, check case on your passwords and usernames, seems simple, but can be a problem. Also make sure that the samba service is not generating errors, check your logs and look for something like
    Authentication Falure : incorrect password/username
    (that may not be at all like the real error, I have no clue what it might be) and see if there are any ERRORS or FATAL's near it, that might be an issues accessing you local authentication method. The final and probably most likely is adding a samba user, alot of the newer more graphical distros do it on their own now, but

    smbpasswd -a <username>

    or something similiar to make a user for samba so Windows can access it.
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