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hi all, I did run samba, now i can see my shared directories on the windows machine network places BUT i can't open the directories it prompts for a password, ...
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    Samba: I can't opn the folder


    hi all,
    I did run samba, now i can see my shared directories on the windows machine network places BUT i can't open the directories it prompts for a password, i have tried all possible passwords but now way

    Thanks

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    samba config.

    You say you've run samba...

    Interesting. Have you configured your smb.conf?
    Specfically have you set your password backend?
    Have you added users to the linux users files (or through a gui)
    Have you added these users to the appropriate password backend (man pdbedit will help)

    Or after all this if security is not a concern just set the allow guest = yes and make sure that the smbusers file maps guest to a valid linux user. also then check that the file permissions on the folder are sufficient to allow nobody (or whateever user = guest ) can write, execute and read from.

    Then try and access the share from windows at the username and password screen just press enter. for more info check out the help documentation that ships with samba on my machine its:
    file:///usr/share/doc/samba-3.0.2/do...ocs/index.html

    good luck
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