I have exactly this set up working just fine.
Specifically my NSLU2+LaCie drive are now acting as a central
I explicitly do *NOT* rely upon guest:everyone access to the share(s)
Instead I have created one share per user
(and thus one group per user)
I have then granted read+write access to each share to the "owning"
group but only read-access the other group(s)
Then when I try and access the share Windows XP detects
that it is not allowed "anonymous" (i.e. "guest" access)
and then prompts for a username+password (which it
also offers to remember in its password cache for the currently
logged-on XP user). You obviously have to use the username+password
that you set up on the NSLU2, not your XP username+password
I actually *do* use some element of guest access
because I have some shares (like MP3s) that I allow anyone/everyone
I think the major trick here is to temporarily remove all "guest"
access while you get the NSLU2 to force XP to prompt for
username+password to be used
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, "Douglas Bush"
> I'm trying to set up my NSLU2 to have permission controlled access
> to shares.
> Specifically, I only want myself to have Read\Write access to
> shares, but all other clients should have Read only access.
> I'm planning to get an MP3 player running using Linux\Samba.
> So far, I've only been able to get the default 'everyone' log in to
> work with the NSLU2. (Failed logins = guest is enabled.) I have
> been in any way able to create a user ID, and log in as that user
> the NSLU2 from Windows XP Pro.
> Is there any way to get password controlled access to these shares
> to work from Windows XP Pro?
> Maybe I'm just thinking old school. I've used Windows ME with
> a few years ago, and I recall that I had to disable password
> encryption on windows as an easy solution....
> Please? Any takers?