For both my FreeBSD and my Linux machine to access my WinXP machine I need to
supply the username and password. From the WinXP machine I can access both
the FreeBSD machine and the Linux machine directly, there is no pause for
username and password.

I would like to not use a password in both directions. If windows doesn't need
it why should Samba?

To make it easy on my pathetic networking skills I've set up the exact same
username and password on all three machines. All three machine have the same
workgroup. Once I give the password I have successful read/write on all
machines in both directions.

If the answer is that I need to setup a domain, then I don't understand why
doesn't the WinXP box think that?

Here's my smb.conf for the FreeBSD machine after testparm -s:
workgroup = VAYU
server string = Akasha
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No

comment = Akasha/usr/home/satyam
path = /usr/home/satyam
valid users = satyam
read only = No

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No

Here's smb.conf for the Linux machine:
workgroup = VAYU
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = tdbsam, guest
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
max protocol = LANMAN2
dns proxy = No
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
invalid users = root

comment = Santosha-Ubuntu/home/satyam
path = /home/satyam
valid users = satyam
read only = No
create mask = 0700
directory mask = 0700

To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the