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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Can't connect to Samba share.
    I am sharing files from my Ubuntu server to computers in the house. When running Tiger, I had to enable encrypted passwords in smb.conf as OSX only accepts them (or something like that). Anyways, it worked.

    Now, I just upgraded to 10.5, and now I can't connect to the shares. My shares are public - no users names, no passwords (my media servers need public shares). When I try to connect on 10.5, the login box appears, I can't connect as a Guest - "Host doesnt allow guests", and can't connect as registered user by removing the username as the "Connect" button disappears.

    I have no idea what to do. I need to have them public as i mentioned because my media players require it.

    Cheers

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    is no one having the same problem??

    My smb.conf looks like this (i just put the things I think are important as its on the Ubuntu box and I cant copy and paste it!!):
    Code:
      security = user
      encrypted passwords = yes
      guest account = yes
      invalid user = root
    
    [MP3's]
    path = /media/mp3s
    available = yes
    browsable = yes
    public = yes
    writable = yes
    How do I connect to it????? I can't get it to work, keeping in mind that I need it to be Public so you dont need to enter a username and password so my media player can access the share.

    What to do?

    Cheers

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    I wish I knew something about your issue JungMin but I don't ... you may need to set the shares up from scratch ... I don't know ... hopefully you'll receive help soon but as you're probably aware it's chaos out there on the bleeding edge .... I'm sure you've been to the Ubuntu forums but that's all I can really advise .... please keep us up-to-date anyway.



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  4. #4
    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Ya, cheers. Im sure it will get worked out eventually.....

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    When you used to connect to the shares using Tiger, did you login as a Guest or User?

    Have you looked in Console for any clues ? There could be a broken alias or something ....


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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn__Dooley View Post
    When you used to connect to the shares using Tiger, did you login as a Guest or User?

    Have you looked in Console for any clues ? There could be a broken alias or something ....


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    To be honest, I can't remember. I have myself confused now. I think I used a username, but didnt have to enter a password. Or it just connected automatically.

    I know thats not much help, but after playing with this for soooo long now, I can't remember which way is up.

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Solved. A helpful dude over at the Ubuntu Forums helped me out. Needed to tweak my smb.conf - which I knew was the problem. Anyways.....all figured out.

    Cheers

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Unhappy Help
    I have a mediagate media player, which I connect to my mac to play movies and mp3's etc. I had it working in 10.4 like a champ but my 10.5 install broke it

    I am not that tech savvy and I used to use sharepoints to do this through a gui in the system prefs. 10.5 broke that as well

    I need to enable guest smb login on a 10.5 machine.

    Can any one give me a step by step on how to alter my smb.conf (assume I know nothing) to allow guest login to a directory in 10.5?

    Help, I'm desperate

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    Can't connect to Samba share.

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    Unhappy Can't connect to Samba share
    Quote Originally Posted by JungMin View Post
    Solved. A helpful dude over at the Ubuntu Forums helped me out. Needed to tweak my smb.conf - which I knew was the problem. Anyways.....all figured out.

    Cheers
    Would have been really helpful if you'd posted your tweaked smb.conf file here for other people to see.

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