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ive spent the last 2 hours trying to setup smb with no luck.

I can see the shared folder but its not accepting my password.

im using the following,

workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = <my serverver name>
browseable = yes
sudo smbpasswd -a 'whoami'
& i set my password

i even tried to access it from the local host and still nothin. any thoughts?
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From the FAQ

Quote:
3. General Access
3.1 It won't take my password!

The most general cause of this is that your password has capital letters in it. Each capital letter in your password will require a tilde (~) to preceed the letter. It may also be possible that your username was misspelled upon logging into the computer. If these fail, also try specifying your username in lowercase when logging in, if it is not already. It is also possible that the computer you are using is sending encrypted passwords and Samba cannot understand the encryption. The security settings of the computer must be set to send unencrypted passwords to third party SMB in order for Samba to work correctly.
Also does your smb.conf have lines like this?

Quote:
path = /home/USERNAME/foo
available = yes
valid users = USERNAME
read only = no
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes

*foo" us a generic name for whatever directory you plan to use. Substitute your own.
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fixed! not sure where the problem was, I did "another reset" and it works now.
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post #4 of 8
the samba service might have needed to be restarted for the changes to take effect. you probably didn't need to restart, but doing so ended up restarting the samba service. Hope that helps you in the future.
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What do you mean by "another reset"? Samba gives me trouble too....
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What do you mean by "another reset"? Samba gives me trouble too....
i restarted the server several times in the few hours of messing around. the final reset worked.
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post #7 of 8
Getting a working Samba config that anything can actually talk to, requires sooo many samba restarts it's untrue. And it can be down to things as stupid as another machine on the network having the master browser flag.
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post #8 of 8
Samba has been quite flaky for me too. Not configuration wise - I can usually get that right but the issue I had was that Windows clients (explorer) would crash frequently while browsing samba shares. I never did figure out why.

In comparison CIFS mount has been rock solid for me so that's been my file transfer method from Linux to Windows for me.
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