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Passwords in XP-Ubuntu file sharing

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  1. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I followed this video to setup file sharing between my Windows XP and Ubuntu machines. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ad17kma8rNM).

    I got to the point where both computer can see each other and are in the same workgroup. Each computer has at least one shared folder.

    I have two things I need help with:
    1. When I try to access the Windows shares from the Ubuntu computer, it prompts me for authentication (username and password). However, I did not setup any password for the windows machine, so I have no clue what to use here. Why is it asking for a password here? How can I either turn this off or find out what it wants? Because of this, I cannot access my Windows shares from the Ubuntu computer.

    2. When I try to access the Ubuntu shares from my XP computer, it requires me to input the password I setup when I added a user to Samba. It works when I input the password, but this is sort of a hassle. Is there a way to turn this off? I can access the Ubuntu shares from this (XP) computer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    I hate to bump topics, but this sure is a frustrating problem!
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Did you try creating an account on the XP machine with the name/password used to login to the Ubuntu machine?

    I think you may have to live with the password prompt going into Ubuntu.
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Johnwill has it right. You need to synchronize your usernames and passwords on each machine. You can't leave the password blank.
     
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