ubuntu 10.4 samba on windows 7

Ben Edwards list4me2 at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 22 20:11:28 UTC 2010

Any ideas?


On 21 July 2010 23:26, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Tom,
> Thanks for your reply.  Currently I am only trying to get win7
> connected (alough I may need also to do WinXP in the furture).  I have
> put 'client ntlmv2 auth = yes' in the global section.  I followed the
> comunity docs and did the following:
>  [homes]
>  comment = Home Directories
>  browseable = yes
>  read only = no
> and did
>  sudo  smbpasswd -a username
>  sudo smbpasswd -e username
> and reloaded smbd.
> I am still unable to connect to the ben user on the box whitch is
> called purple with \\purple\ben.
> Both smbd and win7 are in same domain.  I can browse to purple in
> Network and type credentials (whitch seems to be accepted) but then
> get nothing in the right pane (there is a directory in the home folder
> of the ben user but I can not see it).  I can't create directories/files etc.
> Any ideas,
> Ben
> On 21 July 2010 18:16, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > I am going to atempt to set up Samba on a Ubuntu Server 10.4 box and connect
>> > a Windows 7 box to it. Is this lickly to work/is there anything I should
>> > know?
>> You have to have "client ntlmv2 auth = yes" in smb.conf for the samba
>> authentication an authorization security to be strong enough for
>> Windows 7's security policy to allow a connection to the samba server.
>> Will you have any other win clients connecting? winvista will be ok
>> with that setting, winxp and older win versions will have to have
>> their LMCompatibilityLevel changed.
>> If you google samba and win7, you will find many/far more people
>> advocating weakening the security level of win7 and winvista so as not
>> to require nllmv2 on a samba server. Bad advice AFAIC.
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