Win98 home dir NOT accessible, XP Pro is accessible

Win98 home dir NOT accessible, XP Pro is accessible

Post by josephrj » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:08:03


I'm using FreeBSD 4.9 Release with Samba-2.2.8

XP Pro machine connects to Samba-2.2.8, sees [homes] directory as
"username" correctly, and has logon success. Also sees [share]
directory, and has access. Net view \\samba displays username home
dir, and share.

Win98 machine connects to Samba-2.2.8, DOES NOT see [homes] directory
correctly. It only sees [share] directory, and has access. Net view
\\samba displays share only.

Here is the smb.conf:

[global]
wins support = yes
os level = 65
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
netbios name = "unix name"
workgroup = "workgroup name"
encrypt passwords = Yes

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
path = /home/%u
read only = no
browseable = no

[share]
comment = Data Share
path = /export
force group = users
guest ok = yes

smbclient //"unix name"/share -U username%password works for all
users, XP Pro and Win98

Win98 clients use same case-sensitivity for Workgroup and computer
name as FreeBSD usernames.

I'm assuming that encryption is not an issue with Samba; if XP Pro is
already setup for encryption, and it's working, then encryption is
functional on Samba.

Win98 EnablePlainTextPassword has DWord set to 00 00 00 00, which is
opposite on what networks.txt in Win98 dir recommends to disable
password encryption. Encryption is set to "ON".

Unix home dirs are owned by their respective usernames, with 755
permissions.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Joe
 
 
 

Win98 home dir NOT accessible, XP Pro is accessible

Post by josephrj » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 18:01:34


----------------------------------------------
I figured it out.

I simply changed the unix/samba/win98 usernames to all lowercase
(instead of first letter caps), and the home shares displayed
perfectly. The first letter capital in the username did not appear to
affect the XP Pro machine, though I changed it to remain consistent.

I also learned that removing users via editing
/usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd directly will not work; after
reboot, the usernames reappear. smbclient -x <username> is the
appropriate too.

Lastly, I realized that adding debugging to smb.conf, and actually
reading the logs can help!

--Cheers

 
 
 

Win98 home dir NOT accessible, XP Pro is accessible

Post by josephrj » Fri, 13 Feb 2004 02:50:34


--Cheers