Connecting to Ubuntu

  JoeA 20:22 20 Feb 09
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How can I make my XP Pro machine connect to my Ubuntu machine? The Ubuntu one connects to the XP already

  T0SH 17:54 21 Feb 09

Investigating Samba Server on the Ubuntu/Linux forums may get you some help


Cheers HC

  JoeA 22:14 21 Feb 09

Cheers TOSH

  LastChip 23:25 21 Feb 09

samba is the native application that allows Windows and Linux computers to share files. But as Windows is so lax in security, it just lets you in from a Linux machine.

The reverse situation? Not so! Linux is in a much more secure state and samba will need a password to allow you entry from a Windows machine.

Open a terminal and copy this command: (use your Linux log on name for "your_username") and use your log on password when it's requested.


sudo smbpasswd -L -a your_username


The -L switch tells samba to run in local mode and the -a, adds you as a user into samba.

Now when you attempt to access the Linux machine from Windows, you can log on with those credentials.

Note: you will still need to share a file (or directory) on your Linux machine in order to be able to access anything.

  JoeA 17:10 02 Mar 09

Thank you very much for all your help.

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