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Old 08-26-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Samba 3.2.5 config problems using Debian defaults


I have just made a default install of Debian Lenny (not changed a single thing) then typed:

apt-get install samba
apt-get install smbclient

then editied:


changing only the workgroup to mine and adding one share.
I then did:

smbpasswd -a me
smbpasswd -e me

I then did:

smbclient -L myip
enter my samba password

to which the output was:

Server requested plaintext password but 'client plaintext auth' is disabled
session setup failed: SUCCESS - 0

i cant see what im doing wrong but at the same time the debian defualt config cant be wrong can it??
i have no firewall setup and im testing it locally..

help greatly appreciated

the full config can be viewed at:

Last edited by mac101; 08-26-2009 at 11:24 AM.
Old 08-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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Possibly the samba server was set up to use non-encrypted passwords. You can alter the configuration on the client side to allow plain text passwords, but this is not advisable.

Run 'dpkg-reconfigure samba', and make sure you answer 'yes' when it asks about creating the password database (which is the default). Then the passwords added using smbpassword will be encrypted before being added to the database.

Last edited by neonsignal; 08-30-2009 at 08:47 AM.


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