From markr on Mon, 14 Dec 1998
I have a 5 system LAN at home with 2 linux, 2 win98, and 1 NT machine. From any of the 98/NT machines, I can see the linux boxes in Network Neighborhood. However, I am unable to connect to shares on the linux boxes. I have logged out of windows and back in as both 'root' and 'mark', both valid users on the linux systems, but when I try to access a share I'm prompted for a password which, although correct, is promptly rejected. I can go from Linux to win, and Linux to Linux, but I need to be able to go the other way as well....
Have you read through the Samba man pages (smbd(8), nmbd(8), smb.conf(5), samba(7), smbstatus(1), etc), and the Samba FAQ and web site (http://www.samba.org)?
Start there and make sure that you have 'smbd' and 'nmbd' running in the correct order, and that you have a valid 'smb.conf.'
The best place to ask this sort of question is the comp.protocols.smb newsgroup. This is where the most avid Samba users exchange notes and commiserate over the latest MS CIFS machinations.
When you ask them a question, be sure to include the simplest version of your smb.conf that you've tried and representative samples of any relevant syslog messages from /var/log/messages. Read their FAQ thoroughly for more details about the sorts of information to include in your support queries.
[ Actually, your conf files are probably fine, since you see the share announced, and actually get a dialog back... except that you're missing one. Win98 and NT use encrypted passwords (or Win95 since one of the OSR packs) which a new enough version of SaMBa can answer, but it needs to be fed the passwords your win boxes will be using. Go into the FAQ and search for 'smbpasswd' and you should find the rest of the details. -- Heather ]