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Re: [K12OSN] Samba Problem



On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Daniel Loomis wrote:
> I thought I was fairly knowledgable about Samba, but I have a situation
> that has me stumped.  I recently added a third NIC to our k12ltsp server
> (running 3.1.0) to connect an upstairs classroom at the church.  It is
> on eth2 with address 192.168.2.254.  DHCP is giving out addresses for
> that subnet in the range of 192.168.2.50-99.  The dhcpd.conf setting is
> identical to that being used on subnet 192.168.1.0 except for the subnet
> address.
>
> For testing purposes I am running samba with:
>
> 	security = share
> 	interfaces = eth0 eth1 eth2
> 	encrypt passwords = yes (although N.A. with security=share)
>
> When I connect a Win95 or Win98 pc to the switch on subnet 192.168.2.0
> it gets an address and has access to all the public shares as expected.
>
> When I connect my laptop running WinXP Home, it gets an address ok, but
> keeps coming up with login for "server\guest" but will not accept any
> passwords.  My laptop is in smbpasswd by machine name and username.
> What confuses me is that when I connect to another switch that connects
> to eth1 (subnet 192.168.1.0) there is no problem and all public shares
> are available via my laptop without login.  Results are the same whether
> "nat" is on or off on eth1.
>
> The problem appears to be with XP, but I have not found the combination
> of settings to make it work.  My concern is that we recently ordered
> some new WinXP Home pcs for our Sunday School Department that will be on
> subnet 192.168.2.0 accessing CDROM iso images on the server.  I did try
> accessing the cdrom files from our thin clients using wine (subnet
> 192.168.0.0); some worked but there were lots of problems and no sound
> (wine does not support esound)!
>
> If this is typical of XP I may be in for some "interesting times" ahead.

Dan, your problem is (most probably) XP Home, instead of Pro. Networking
is not fully enabled in Home edition. julius




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