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Samba: Login from Win XP Problem

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have a very "vanilla" smb.conf file that I haven't touched since I last reloaded Debian (Lenny). After adding users (smbpasswd -a) & setting passwords, all have been able to map to their home directories from Win XP machines, with one exception. One user can map to his directory on MY Win laptop & I can map to my directory on MY laptop. I can map to my directory on HIS laptop, but he can't map to his directory on HIS laptop. This was verified today as he was sitting next to me. Both of our machines were connected via Ethernet to the same n/w through the same hub. There is no specific username info or user IPs in my smb.conf. So far I assume it's something on the Win side in his machine. Anyone noticed a phenomenon like this? Thanks, Ron (HowTos)