[CentOS] CentOS-Samba question

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 17:06:36 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 12:25 AM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a couple of partial solutions.
> Unfortunately, this did nothing to help the remote Windows 98 boot,
> which still can't see the network server or its resources.  Also
> unfortunately, the 98 boot is the more important one to have printer
> access.  (Don't ask.)

It was late last night and I forgot to include any useful information here.

The 98 boot has an automatic (no password) logon.  As I said, I can't
use the Network Neighborhood to see anything on the server - in fact,
it can't even see the workgroup, even after I double checked all the

However, I can attempt to attach to resources, but, e.g., when I try
to attach to my mpp1100 printer, it posts a password input window for
resource \\mhrichter\IPC$, but I can't figure out which password, and
none of the ones I tried works.

On the server side, I have (something like) this for my smbusers (I'm
going from memory here, but it's not too hard):

# root = administrator admin
mark = mark
guest = esther ruth guest smbguest
nobody = pcguest

(Yes, I have root access from the samba clients disabled.)

The default login account is esther, but the passwords for guest and
mark don't work, and no password also does not work.  When I get home,
I'll add an account for esther on the server, fix up the smbusers file
and see what happens.

Another anomaly - when I was logged into the XP boot as mark, I could
not connect to the printer without specifying a password (with the
"connect as another user" dodge), even though the passwords on both
machines are the same.

Ok, back to work.  :-)

Thanks, everyone, especially John.


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