[sclug] Samaba question

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Tue Dec 6 10:56:48 UTC 2005

> Hi all
> I have a small and probably stupid question about XP and Samba.
> I am trying to log on to a samba server from XP and although 
> I have a 'tim' account on the samba server it wont log on. It 
> reflects back TRANQUILITY\tim - tranquility being the name of 
> the windows machine.
> Looking through books and the web there is the implication 
> that I need a machine Id added to the samaba server, but this 
> connection was working before I left to Egypt without a 
> machine account on the Samba server.
> Any thoughts ?

You will only need a machine account if the XP machine is part of a domain.
This does appear to be an XP issue, as my workstation (part of a domain)
insists on prepending the domain before my username. 

To get round this, if you log on to your workstation & samba as 'tim', map
the user name 'tim holmes' to tim (on samba), and log into samba as 'tim



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