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I have FINALLY figured out what the hell is going on.

There is an issue with XP, that requires all authentication to be digitally sealed, or encrypted. Samba does not yet support this "feature" as it is an Active Directory thing.

So what you need to do is go into the Local Policy for XP Pro, or the Domain Policy for Win2k3 Server ( which is basically XP server ), and change the policy named Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) to disabled. There is also one for server, I would disable that as well. You MUST reboot for the changes to take effect. Or you can stop and start some services which isn't as reliable, to me.

Keep in mind this is reducing the security on your XP / Win2k3 machines ( if you have any ). So do this at your own risk.

Hope this helps somebody. Took me a long time to get this settled.

Needless to say, I am looking for a way to get my 5 disk volume out of Win2K and into Linux.

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