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How can I fix an unknown user error when configuring my Samba server?

I've got this problem in configuring my Samba server to be seen in the network neighborhood of Windows 95/98 OS. It always asks me to supply a Username and password for the resources system.

This dialog box always comes when I try to log on my Samba system over the network:

Incorrect password or unknown user for

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I am using Linux 7.2 with Samba 3.0.1. The workstations are running on Windows95/98/2000, and the server on XP.
Sounds like a sync issue. Can you check to see if your Linux password sync is set to yes? If not, set it, and then restart the daemon process.

This was first published in July 2004

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