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Posted on 2004-09-28
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When I open up Samba (GUI) I changed the server settings "security" tab to authenticate using 'user'.  But when the server reboots, or even if I close Samba and go back into it it defaults back to SHARE and I am unable to connect to it from my XP box.

How can I get it to stay at 'user'?
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knollbert earned 2000 total points
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have you created a samba user??

check out http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/quick-samba-howto.xml
ignore all about emerging
and make sure paths are correct

use
 smbclient -L localhost
to make sure samba is running a share is offered


to Add admin use
smbpasswd -a Username  (user must exist on machine)
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by:knollbert
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Wait i just saw it
>How can I get it to stay at 'user'?
does it change back to user??

how are you editing Samba??
SWAT??
http://localhost:901  (i think)
or
http://localhost:10000
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by:Intern
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Thanks for the tips.  It got me looking in the right place.  All I had to do was add the following line to /usr/samba/smb.conf

security=USER

Intern :)
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I still want to know for future users sake where you where editing samba from
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by:Intern
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I was going through the GUI (i.e. 'foot(or start menu) - Server Settings - More Server Settings - Samba)  That is where I was adding shares and users.  There is also a server configuration protion.
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