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Authenticating to Windows 2000 and XP networks
Authored by: Helge33 on Sep 30, '03 12:10:23PM

I would suspect this is related to different username conventions on XP and OSX which require a translation. I got an extra line in my smb.config:

username map = /etc/pc_users

pc_users is a simple ASCII file with username translations:

<OSX User Name> = <Windows User Name>

So if you got "Joe Smith" as XP Username and jsmith as the OSX Unix account name the line. No "artificial" usernames required on your Mac;-)

jsmith = "Joe Smith"

would identify Joe as a valid user for the OSX samba server

Cheers, Helge

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