From WRB on Wed, 02 Dec 1998
Jim, thanks for the samba reference, I'm going to spend some time there.
By the way, it appears I did not give you enough information the first time around. When I mentioned "get into" I meant from the NT40 explorer window, network neighborhood. I can see the Linux machine (computer4) shown there, but when I try to "click" on it and log in (YYYYYYYY4 with password XXXXXXX), that's when I get the message. This happens with NT40 only.
That is what I'd guessed. You're trying to share files that are on the Linux system. Those must be exported/published to you via Samba.
By the way, I've blotted out the computer name and password that you included in your text. Please don't include any password or other private information in posting to any stranger on the net. Particularly one like me, that publishes such messages in a widely read monthly webazine.
When I do the same thing with W95 explorer window, network neighborhood (click on computer4), I go right to the directory I assigned to the W95 computer (/home/computer1). I set up a link from there (/home/computer1) to / and now I can browse all over the Linux machine - using W95.
I just can't find the right "trick" to do the same thing with NT40.
You'll want to read the Samba FAQ. This is one of the situations they cover therein. Basically there is a difference between the way that your Win '9x and NT 4.0 clients are attempting to authenticate to the Linux system.
- Samba FAQ
Search on the string "nt4" to jump to the first relevant paragraph. However, I'd suggest reading the whole FAQ. Then you'll know more about Samba then I currently do. (I hardly ever use it).
Thanks again for your time