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Old 01-17-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Samba: can't connect to my local linux machine but can connect to windows.

Ok so I think I have samba configured correctly, but when I try to connect to my local linux machine I get this:
mike@mike:~$ smbclient -L mike
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
I can connect fine to my Windows XP computer. I know there isn't much information here, so if more info is needed just tell me and I will put it here. Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 01-17-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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did you setup an smb passwd for mike
smbpasswd mike

probably more secure anyways if you setup a seprete user just for smb login

as superuser
useradd -d /home/sambauser -s /bin/false -n sambauser
passwd sambauser
smbpasswd -a sambauser

then configure samba to use that user for your shared folder

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Old 01-18-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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I followed your instructions for setting up a samba password and that didn't work. Still get the same error.
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Just press the enter key without typing in a password.

See man pages smbclient for details or for documentation.


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