Sharing with Windows

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Feb 7 16:03:03 UTC 2015

On 7 February 2015 at 16:38, Scott Blair <scott.blair at> wrote:
> OK I changed the name to PS3shared.
> Now it is prompting me for a username and password.

That's good! That is real progress.

> Tried my username and
> password and still denied.

Samba usernames & passwords are not the same as Linux ones. You need
to create & manage them separately.

Personally, because I am very lazy, I use a tool called Webmin to do
this. I think it's in the Ubuntu repositories, but in modules -- I
would suggest you install all of them. Alternatively, it is just a
(vast, epic) Perl script, and you can download it and install it
directly from the Webmin website.

Otherwise, you will need to manually create the users you want to
connect to your server & set passwords for them.

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