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Bug 78864 - smb:// handles authentication badly.
Summary: smb:// handles authentication badly.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-vfs2-extras
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Jay Turner
: 88114 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-02 14:36 UTC by Nils Olav Selåsdal
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:02 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.6.0-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-04-22 18:38:08 UTC

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Description Nils Olav Selåsdal 2002-12-02 14:36:33 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
We have a small windows network, I've changed the /etc/nsswitch.conf
to include wins in the hosts: section, other than that, a default RH 8.0

If I type smb://hostname in the URL bar, it will display the shares on 
that computer, entering a share pops up a authentication dialog. Entering a
valid username/password doesn't help, the dialog just keeps popping up.
However if I enter smb://ausername:thepassword@hostname, it still pops up the
autentication dialog, but now entering the ausername and thepassword here also,
it works. I can brovse the shared folder/subfolders, copy files etc.

To bad with such an annoying(minor I guess) bug, Nautilus is about the only
valid alternative for normal users to reach windows shares.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start nautilus. enter smb://ahost for browsing a host, enter a share
2. If any authentication is needed, the auth dialog pops up.
3. Enter a valid usernam/password

Actual Results:  The auth dialog just reappears

Expected Results:  Succesfully authenticated for the rest of the session

Additional info:

If it means anything, we have a NT 4.0 PDC, and the workstations I'm trying to
access are win2k/XP machines.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-02 14:53:55 UTC
I think it'd be good to target fixing this for next release.

Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2002-12-03 09:56:08 UTC
Yes. There are various open smb authentication bugs that need to be fixed. I
plan to have a gnome-vfs-extras merge-and-fixathon soon.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2003-02-17 10:43:54 UTC
Does gnome-vfs2-extras 0.99.10 fix this? I think this is a dup of bug 82992
which i believe is fixed.

Comment 4 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-09 15:59:25 UTC
*** Bug 88114 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-09 16:03:16 UTC
This is still an issue with FC 1, gnome-vfs2-extras-0.99.10-3.1.

Changing component to gnome-vfs2-extras and assigning.

Comment 6 Alexander Larsson 2004-03-10 08:49:59 UTC
It should work with the smb: support in gnome-vfs 2.5.x though, in

Comment 7 John Thacker 2006-04-22 18:38:08 UTC
Pretty sure this has been fixed for a long time, as the previous comment says. 
Works for me, anyway. Closing.

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