Password for fileshares between Linux & Windows

By gus_last
Feb 26, 2005
  1. I configured samba.Both windows and linux not prompting for password or username.What option i have to give for prompting password.Please help me.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have to deny guest access to the shares.

    Care to explain why your question didn't fit into any of the forums like networking, Windows, applications or alternative OS?
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8


    mount -t smbfs //hostname/sharename$ /mnt/mountpoint -o username=username

    you are then prompted for password.

    Just use whatever you usually log in with.

    on windows

    start, run




    then password.

    you can specify hostname then \ then username (i.e linuxmachinename\accountname as above) to ensure that machine's useraccounts are used.

    Always turn off any zone alarm or anything when trying to test (except for external connections, of course.)
  4. gus_last

    gus_last TS Rookie Topic Starter

    THanks for the help
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