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Samba and Windows 98 SE/ME

By AllenTech ·
Hi,

I tried running Samba on one of my linux machines, I can see the samba server on both Win XP and Win 98s but when im using Win 98 i cannot access the shared folder i made in linux. But when i use Win XP, i can access the shared partition. Is there a way that so that Win 98 machines can access the Samba server. The pc only appears in the network neighborhood but i can't access the contents when im using Win 98.

thanks in advance
allen

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by den_arion In reply to Samba and Windows 98 SE/M ...

Hi Allen...
The things become to my mind are the username you use in the win98, the NetBEUI protocol; and other may be ip restrictions.

I hope that help in as minimal.

Best regards.

D A

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by AllenTech In reply to Samba and Windows 98 SE/M ...

well, the usernames are created in samba via smbpasswd, and i don't use the netbeui, i used tcp/ip. the network uses static ip addressing, i don't have a dhcp server.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to Samba and Windows 98 SE/M ...

I think the first response is correct, but probably wasn't descriptive enough for you. Win98 passes the username that you log in with when you try to connect to a share. In XP/2000/NT you can supply your own username/password. What is probably happening is that you are logged into Win98 as a user that the Samba server does not allow to authenticate. You can fix this by adding the user to the Linux OS and then to samba (look at smbpasswd). Another option is to do domain level authenticationon the Samba server instead of user level authentication and make the Samba server part of the domain that the Win98 machine is in. Another possible issue is in password encryption. You set this to yes/no in Samba. XP and 98 may handle this differently (I'm not that familiar with XP). Try changing this setting on the samba server and see if it makes a difference for the Win98 machine, but I think your problem is more in the area of username authentication.

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by AllenTech In reply to Samba and Windows 98 SE/M ...

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