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Re: restricting samba access a bit



hi,

add your username/password with:
smbpasswd -a username

HTH

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 10:41:15PM +0100, Peter Salisbury wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 July 2003 08:49, Mateusz Latusek wrote:
> > You should place -o before the device name,
> >
> > mount -t smbfs -o username=p //desktop/root /mnt/desktop
> >
> > ML
> >
> > On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Peter Salisbury wrote:
> > > I'm connecting my laptop into a mixed Linux/MSW network using samba
> > > shares.  I want access to files on my desktop. At the moment I do this
> > > using a 'guest' share - no password required. This works OK but I'd like
> > > to make it more secure so I tried changing the share on the desktop to
> > > allow only "valid users peter". I then tried to mount the share on my
> > > laptop using: mount -t smbfs //desktop/root /mnt/desktop -o
> > > username=peter
> > > I was then prompted for my password which I gave correctly.
> > > The mount was rejected on my laptop saying invalid username/password
> > > combination and the samba log on the desktop reported an invalid login.
> > > The strange thing was it reported the login by user "nobody" which is the
> > > guest username. I tried fiddling with various settings (via webmin and by
> > > editing the samba conf file) but it was always the same: the username
> > > part of the mount seems to be ignored.
> 
> Thanks for the reply Mateusz. Actually it doesn't seem to matter where the -o 
> comes. The problem was I didn't realise I had to transfer the Unix users to a 
> separate Samba users list. Once I did that (webmin makes it nice and easy) 
> all was OK - I just put the users I wanted in the valid users list and it 
> worked.
> 
> Thanks for making me think again! Peter
> 
> 

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