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Old 08-22-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
swampdog2002
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Samba share working intermittently - don't know why


Hello,

I am running Slackware 10.1 w/ the 2.6.12.5 kernel, and Samba 3.0.14a. Until recently, the Samba share that I had created between my Slackware and Windows XP boxes was working properly. Now, I keep receiving the following error message when trying to connect to my share via my Windows machine:

Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect.

I have not changed either the username or password with which I was connecting, and have removed and created my Samba account on my Slackware machine using the same settings as before. I have had limited success with removing and installing Samba, and after a kernel recompile my share was accessible to Windows for a few days w/o any problems, until now. I am perplexed about this, so if anyone could shed some light on this issue for me I would be grateful. Thank you.

Last edited by swampdog2002; 08-22-2005 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
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The way i see it there are two possible basic things that can go wrong:

1) the linux box is not sharing samba
2) the windows box is not authenticating itself properly.

Although the fact that it occured after a kernel recompile may tell us something. That said it was a few days.

Anyway, my first advice would be to try a different windows machine. and in that way you can isolate where the problem actually lies.

I haven't heard too much about different kernel versions having an effect on samba. Unless you somehow disabled support for something in the kernel.

I presume you have also tried creating a NEW samba user. Also what level of security are you using? if it's server or domain, you didn't change your windows username did you?
 
Old 08-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #3
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ps this post should be in networking!
 
Old 08-23-2005, 07:54 AM   #4
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I have tried creating different users, but this does not seem to resolve anything. What's interesting is that after being logged on to my Windows machine for some time, I am able to access my Samba share. After rebooting, however, I am locked out, receiving the error mentioned in my original post. But, I do not beleive that it is machine-centric, since I have tried other machines on the network and am unable to log into my Smaba share as well. I'll have to keep looking for an answer to this.
 
  


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