Samba and WinXp-Pro

Paul Richards paul at
Tue May 13 16:45:36 BST 2003

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 11:17:42AM +0100, Duncan Barclay wrote:
> I had the same as this on 2.2.4a. I upgraded to 2.2.8a and set up a PDC
> before connecting the XP box. The changes I made were:
>     Upgrade to 2.2.8a
>     Add a PDC to Samba

I run XP without a PDC too and Samba works fine, though I use the XP box
as the password server to avoid setting up all the host accounts on FreeBSD.

>     Add host trust accounts manually to /etc/passwd and initialise with
> smbpasswd

I bet it's that one. It definitely won't work without that.

Paul Richards

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