XP Home will not 'log into' ANY server-based network (NT4 domain model OR Active Directory). However, this does not mean you can't access samba shares on other machines. ie. it supports workgroup networking but not domain networking. Login to the local XP Home box, browse on the network to find the SMB server you want, and open it up. The XP Home box will attempt to authenticate using the local user's username and password: if that fails, it will pop up a box asking for a valid username and password. This should work just fine. XP Home CAN also access shares on servers that are part of a domain, using this same method. The only difference is that the username and password used must be valid on the domain.
BTW: just to make it clear, if the credentials used to login to the local XP Home box exist on the SMB server, the user will be let straight through without being asked for another password. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Jason Hunt Sent: Sunday, 2 February 2003 9:33 AM To: Bill Moran Cc: John Wilson; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Samba and XP? On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Bill Moran wrote: > There's an XP machine right behind me that talks to our Samba server just > fine. Just don't configure Samba to be a domain server. > > And, it does work just fine under domain systems as well. Samba just doesn't > do active directory yet. > OT, but my understanding is that indows XP Home Edition will not log in to NT4-based (SMB-only) networks, but only Windows 2000 (Active Directory) networks. However, Windows XP Professional will log in to both. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message