I've never noticed this problem before, but I have my G4 on dual boot 10.3 7B39 (damn college packet shapers) and OS 10.2.8. I pull up my home directory on my girlfriends computer on campus with no problems at all when running 10.3, but if I'm running 10.2 the thing just won't authenticate. She's running XP and I've checked it on some other XP boxes and had the same problem. How do I format the login so it works. Once I enter my login information it pops the window back up and formats the login like I'm trying to login with an account local to her machine (MICHELLE/tsmith instead of just tsmith). Any help out there or do I just have to use 10.3 more.