Username & groups

Jeff Dickens jeff at
Fri Apr 18 03:56:19 UTC 2008

Ruel Luchavez wrote:
> Hello,
> Can you help me on this...
> I have a directory in the server this is what is looks like
>      drwxrwx--- 12 root plusmate 512 April 13 14:46 plusmate shared
> ...this directory is shared in my network, and i dont recieve any complain
> in any user which can acces to that folder/directory
> *My Problem:*
> I have a new user, i already add the user in the server using command
> "adduser" and "pw" to modify it, by the way the name of user is ac06...
> when i had a command "id -p ac06" this is the reply of the server..
>    uid      ac06
>    group   plusmate
> and which im sure its correct..
> BUT, when that user acces(ac06)  the folder (plusmate shared) throug the
> windows (windows XP) its always asking for username & password, however it
> didn't ask for username & password while the other users getting to that
> folder/directory.
> Where should be the problem?is there something i forgot configuring in the
> server side?
Perhaps you need to do :

    smbpasswd -a <username>


Depends on the setup.  I gather someone else installed this system.

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