Ubuntu Networking :: Samba Printing Keeps Asking For Password?

Oct 17, 2010

I have a ubuntu pc that has an attached printer that I want everyone on the net work to have access to to print. I have added the samba printer but it keeps asking for a darn password every time I print something and it is driving me nuts.



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# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
workgroup = mshome


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I want to use samba for file sharing like on a Windows home network. Actually they are all Linux machines but nfs is too complicated. On my host machine I installed samba and system-config-samba. I created a new share for /home, check marked writable and visible and put access to everybody. For preferences-->server settings--> security the "authentication mode" is set to user, encrypt passwords is no, and guest account is no guest account. Under preferences-->samba users I added myself as a user with the same windows user name as my Linux user name and the same password.

My client is a virtualbox fedora (used for testing purposes but actual clients will be real computers on my home network). I entered the address smb:// When asked for the user name and password I put my regular user name and password since that was what I set in samba users. However, the password dialog keeps coming up and won't let met into my own computer. If I quit it says something like access is denied. How can I get my home network back? I liked this feature when my home computers ran XP but I switched them to Fedora 12.

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Server: RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 5.3
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SMB Version: 3.0.33-3.14.el5

Clients: Windows XP and RedHat Enterprise Linux Client 5.3Shadow Passwords are enabled.NIS Master and SMB Filesystem are on the same system.If anyone wants me to provide config files if you let me know which ones you want to see and Ill get them posted

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My current problem is that running Code: smbclient -M [network-name] asks for a password before it will let me enter my message, which means that I have to add my password on the first line of my message in Linpopup. My question is, why do I have to enter a password just to send a Winpopup message between computers and how do I disable this? None of the documentation I've found so far indicates anything about fixing it, let alone that the problem exists.

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Jul 23, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and trying to install a printer over the network which is plugged into a Windows 7 machine. I can see the workgroup fine and the computer fine on the network, but when I try to double-click on the computer (both via the nautilus and the printer setup route), it asks me for a username, workgroup and password.

I tried the account's username and password and username "Guest" with no password but neither worked. The weird thing is that when I booted my machine into Windows XP and tried to install the same printer, it never asked me for a username and password and installed just fine. Why is Samba/Ubuntu asking me for the Windows 7 password when Windows XP didn't need it?

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Apr 20, 2010

I remember that some time ago I found a guide on the Ubuntu website about adding samba shares to mount at boot via /etc/fstab. The guide also mentioned using a credentials file to store the username and password.

However, the password was encrypted (in md5 I think) and it could not be read directly, but it still worked with fstab mount. If I remember correctly, the file contents were similar to this:

useraname = user
password = --md5

where was replaced by the encoded password. All was done in terminal. Recently I changed computers, and re-installed Ubuntu, but I forgot to save that file so I am not sure about the contents. I would like to know how to do this again, but I can't find the guide anymore. Does anyone know how to do this? Storing the password in plain text in file readable only by root is not acceptable because it can be read by someone mounting the drive from other operating system, and the share cannot be mounted/unmounted by regular users (which is possible with the md5 encrypted password).

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I'm on Debian Lenny. I've shared a folder on gnome GUI, then went to win 7. I see my machine, SERVDEB01. When I click on it, I get the login popup. The workgroup set in samba is FILE-SHARING, so I login with the following: FILE-SHARINGmyuser password and that's when I get the unknown username or bad password thing.

I had a look to /etc/samba/smb/conf security = user is uncommented the shared folder appears at the end of the config file In despair, I've also created an identical user on win 7 and the linux box. I've been into the security Local Policies of windows 7 set NTLM to LM and NTLM (instead of NTLMv2) Here's my smb.conf in case it's needed.


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Oct 1, 2010

I have a Samba installed and configured on a Ubuntu Server 10.04 box, as a file server, not as an PDC. And I have several Windows 7 machines accessing the Ubuntu Server to store files.

I would like to let users to change their passwords from windows.

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I have an old laptop trying to mount a share with samba on a server.

Laptop and server both running ubuntu 9.04.

When I try to mount a share on the server

I get a password prompt, and no server passwords work.

This is a guest share, and my two windows laptops mount it no problem with no password.

Here's the relevant part of the smb.conf:

Laptop and server are on the same workgroup.

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Apr 2, 2010

I'm trying to do the normal setup of sharing some dir's on my linux machine using samba, to allow a windows laptop to access them.

I've managed to get the printer shared and this is allowing to send print jobs, which come out beautifully! however the actual file shares still aren't accessible

Depending on my settings, if I have security = user then when I access from the windows machine I get a username and password box - I dont want this functionality, I want the system to access right away as it would between two windows shares.

If i change security = share then it simply lists the shares, but tells me they are all inaccessible.

I've googled and searched here, tried various different things but I just can't see why/where its asking me for the username/password combo.


From /var/log/samba/smbd :


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I have just started a job as an IT tech, and have inherited a linux server running CEntOS 5.3 -- I have some experiance with linux, but am a little at sea. I'm using Webmin 1.490.The main use of the server is to samba share file space to windows clients, running XP.Everyone can happily connect to their home share, however the other shares have problems. One of the shares "staff" fails intermittently (to some staff members) and some of the other shares fail always.

The failure is that when a user tries to connect to the share, it pops up a username and password dialog (even if they just successfully viewed their home dir) then on entering correct details and clicking ok, the box refreshes with <domain><user name> (where braced values are replaced by literal values). If a user is connecting from outside via vpn (hosted though a different department's server) the domain is replaced by their computer name.If the password is re-entered, the same happens, in an infinite loop, and no access is ever given.When I say the staff share is intermittent, there likely is some pattern, but I haven't been able to work it out yet -- I think it may have something to do with how recently the account was set up, or physical location.

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I'm having great trouble networking my computers


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3.) Print from XP Windows to HP network printer through Samba. 4.) Print from XP DOS terminal to HP network printer through Samba. XP is pretty much ready to go. Now, Windows 98: 1.) Password protected share access. 2.) Can browse Samba from Network Neighborhood. (this was tough!). 3.) Print from XP Windows to HP network printer through Samba. Note: CANNOT Print from Windows 98 DOS terminal to HP network printer through Samba! When I setup the LPT1 from net use on DOS to point to the Samba share, I then test by running DOS Edit, typing test, & then File->Print. It states that it can't print to LPT1 and asks to Retry, Cancel or Exit. No errors are given on the Samba side & Windows 98 doesn't seem to have an Event Viewer to tell me what's wrong. The whole thing works with Redhat 7.1 Samba though. Good old Samba 2.2. SIGH. So what I did was use my VMware Workstation & built an Ubuntu 10.10 workstation with Samba, built an XP workstation & Windows 98 vm image. I didn't have network printing, so I setup CUPS-PDF to print to PDF files in Samba. As with the "production" installs of their business, I got everything working just fine except DOS LPT1 on Windows 98. So I can get the same error in a test environment basically & it's still puzzling....

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Jun 6, 2010

I have a client who was using samba 3.0.21a, and there was a single printer being served, well as as quite a few shares. I recently upgraded to samba 3.3.4, and they have reported back that the printer is no longer working. Everything else is OK.

Does anybody know off the top of their head what has changed that would cause it to stop working?

Here is the relevant portion of the config:

server string = Printers
workgroup = XXX
security = user
smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd


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Attempts to access this (from Windows XP) give an error "the password or username is invalid".

I can see the computer, but not connect.

The Ubuntu installation is set up with the same user and password I normally use, and the files are setup the same way. I even copied smb.conf from another installation which works.

I set up SMB when prompted by shares-admin.

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STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connectionsPANIC: assert failed at ../source3/printing/printing.c(486): pjob->jobid == jobid
[2015/09/22 12:02:03.989596, 0] ../source3/lib/util.c:785(smb_panic_s3)
PANIC (pid 3704): assert failed: pjob->jobid == jobid
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