[K12OSN] can't access samba shares from winxp

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Sun Oct 17 19:11:28 UTC 2004

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 10:25, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> > Dear Folks,
> > 	what do I need to do to have full access to samba shares from a
> > winxp computer? The win98 and win2k boxes have no problem finding the
> > shares by names set up in smb.conf, like, say "\\private\home". The winxp
> > pro can find the samba servers only by address and finds only the publicly
> > accessible stuff - nothing with user level authentication. This is the
> > case for both K12LTSP 3.1.2 and 4.1.0. It is rather annoying to users and
> > they annoy me in turn, unfortunately I am really hoplessly lost when it
> > comes to M$ setups. Thanks, julius
> The server address and authentication are two different issues.  Finding
> the server by name can use either netbios/WINS resolution or DNS.  If
> the samba server is in DNS, the windows boxes should find it but you
> either need to use the full domain name or be sure the windows clients
> are configured to search that DNS domain when given a bare hostname.
> They should also be able to find it via WINS if all machines are using
> the same WINS server.
> For user authentication it helps if the user logged into windows with
> the same username that he has on the server.  This may be the only way
> to make the magic 'homes' work where each user sees only his own home
> share.  Also for XP you need to use regedit to change:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\Services\ControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\requiresignorseal
> from the default setting of 1 to 0 to make it do a domain login to a
> samba server.
OK, Les. Changed the registry setings. Now I have another question - how
do I make the named daemon serve addresses that are in the /etc/hosts
file. The DNS on PCs points to the K12 server, which runs named and knows
about external DNS servers.
Thanks, julius

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