network sharing

sebastien scamu at
Mon Jun 19 20:52:11 UTC 2006

sure you have configured smbpasswords ?
the command is :
smbpasswd -a [username] then input the password.
Username must be declared in your ubuntu users.

there is also another command to automate this :
mksmbpasswd (Ive never used it but googling gives

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:25:33 +0200
Tobias Baldauf <robin.goodfellow at> wrote:

> i'm setting up my local fileserver with ubuntu desktop edition.
> the network is quite hybrid - Win, MacOS, Linux ...
> I want that everyone within the LAN can access the files on the
> fileserver -> without authentication, passwords etc.
> right now the samba-enabled fileserver always keeps asking me for
> authentication when i try to connect. No matter what
> username/password i enter - it won't let me in.
> how can I get rid of this whole authentication thing & have a
> completely open ubuntu'd ;-) fileserver for the LAN?
> tia!

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