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davec51

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What is a "Samba id and password"?
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:29:39 am »
I'm using vl6.0 light-live, to try it out. Trying to setup my wired network (to a Windows server), I'm getting asked for my "Samba password." I tried "root" and "vector," but that doesn't work. I hope someone can enlighten me on this matter.

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Re: What is a "Samba id and password"?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:33:36 pm »
IIRC, If you are trying to access shared files on your windows server, it should be your username and password from the windows box

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Re: What is a "Samba id and password"?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 12:56:45 pm »
If you are using the "Windows Network" in VL 6.0 Light, you can use a blank password. All it does is scan for windows machines. You won't need a real username and password until you acutally connect to a machine, and even then you can usually use username "guest" and blank password.

If no machines show up, there may be a firewall issue. Can you connect from Windows to Windows?

davec51

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Re: What is a "Samba id and password"?--Solved
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 05:23:25 pm »
Thanks. What did the trick was my Windows computer name and a blank password.