[CS-FSLUG] Kubuntu Samba and Windows

Tim Young Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Tue Apr 25 08:12:04 CDT 2006

I have not seen anyone else jump on this one yet, so I will give it a shot.

Windows will try to send your Windows username and password across, 
regardless. To get it to connect seamlessly, there are a few options. 
The simplest is to have your Linux share set up to allow guest access. 
The more complex, but more secure, is to have a username on the Linux 
box that has the same password as is on your windows box. At least, that 
is more secure if you have a password on your windows box. :)

- Tim Young

Nathan T. wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I'm trying to get Kubuntu to play nice with Windows, but it doesn't
> want to. The issue here is woth Samba, I've got a share set up on my
> desktop and I can browse it fine from that very same computer, but
> Windows prompts me for a user name and password to get to the share
> even though I was pretty sure I set it up not to ask.
> I have been using the KDE control centre to configure this, but that
> should work. I don't know what to try now, so I've turned here for
> help. After all the work I've invested into getting Kubuntu installed
> and set up, I'd really hate to have to stick to Windows still.
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