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Old 17th July 2007, 09:27 AM
eXDee Offline
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Samba User Annoyance

I'm having an annoying problem with accessing Fedora from a windows XP computer. No shares show up in My Network Places, or in my Workgroup.
If i type \\Fedora it says it cannot be found. I restart samba and now when i type \\Fedora i am prompted with a username and password, which i enter and it works fine. Now the shares show in my network places and in my workgroup.
This is rather annoying as every time i want to access it, i obviously have to type the hostname and password, as well as restart samba it seems.

Network Drives also don't mount correctly on windows, when i set the share path and then even set a specific username and password, it says the share doesn't exist.

Security mode is user, the samba username is in there, its set to the right hostname and workgroup. The shares are setup. There is no smbpasswd file.

I just want to be able to access Fedora like any other windows computer in the workgroup without messing with typing usernames, restarting samba and typing hostnames.

Any idea what the problem is?
some things out of smb.conf that aren't commented and seem related.
	workgroup = <myworkgrouphere>
	server string = Fedora
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	comment = Home Directories
;	browseable = yes
	writeable = yes
;	valid users = %S
;	valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S
	path = /home/Stephen/Server
	writeable = yes
;	browseable = yes
	guest ok = yes

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