Adding users to debian and allowing access from windows

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Adding users to debian and allowing access from windows

Postby Zesten » 2005-07-22 13:44

Hi

I have debian installed, I am trying to add users, but when I do, I cannot login with that user from a windows machine. I used the useradd command, and it asks for username, password and then general info, do I have to restart something? Did I leave something out? Please help me

Thanks.
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Postby pigah » 2005-07-22 16:11

Are you trying to log on via ssh, telnet or samba?

What method do you use from your windows machine in your attempt to logon?
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Postby Zesten » 2005-07-25 10:15

I am logging in on a VPN, when windows starts up, I use a shell account I think, and I am the logged into the domain. But when I add users to linux user adduser command I cannot login as that new user from a windows machine.
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Postby pigah » 2005-07-25 11:49

I don't know much about VPN's, but I would recommend setting up a samba server on your Debian box. You will then need to create samba users that match up with the normal accounts.

I think this should be as easy as "apt-get install samba" then "smbpasswd -a <username>".
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Postby Zesten » 2005-07-25 12:11

Ah, that might be it, I just set up linux users, but I thought samba might have something to do with it. Thanx I will try that quickly. Will first check on the web how to do that, before I attempt.
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