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password prompt in xpp - nobody knows

Last response: in Networking
October 10, 2007 7:50:21 PM

Well, since i unsucceesfully tried to find a solution on several forums, i realized that this is a real taboo thing in networking comunity. :whistle: 

Somebody tells it's not possible in xpp, somebody claims it is, and then nothing, no explanation, no instructions on how to - nothing.

Maybe this forum has someone who knows:

I have a p2p lan with all comps on xpp and simple file sharing.
Works all right.
I disabled SFS on one of the machines in order to protect just one of its shared folders in such a way that only a certain network users can access it.
I successfully set (ntfs) permissions, so it works fine as well.

The only (but big) problem is that i want the mentioned comp prompts for user password whenever some of those permited remote lan users tries to access the protected folder, nevertheless it already has the permission to access the folder. I don't want those users go in automatically but through the login prompt.

This is because i don't want somebody else to sit down by permited machine and access the folder automatically.

I simply cannot believe this is not possible in XP Pro.

If someone solve this issue i'll propose him/her for the Nobel Prize for Networking.

Thanks a lot

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October 11, 2007 12:42:40 PM

If the username and password on Comp1 matches the security on the NTFS protected share, it will pass the credentials along and grant access.

Your best chance is to set a different username/password for access on the share. When they access the share, they will be prompted for a username and password which they will then need to input.

Everytime Windows tries to access another remote share, it passes the username/password along to the next machine to make sure it has access to it.
October 11, 2007 7:08:17 PM

Are you suggesting that i should clean ntfs permissions (to 'Everyone'), and then set Share permissions with a different username/password for access on the share (btw different from what)?

Should i first create a user with the same username/password on the local machine (as on the remote one)?

If so, wouldn't it be allowed for corresponding remote user to access the folder automatically?

If not (if such a user doesn't exist on local computer), wouldn't it be denied for corresponding remote user to access the folder?