Passwords in XP-Ubuntu file sharing

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AhrenBa

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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!
 

AhrenBa

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

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.
 

Squashman

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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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