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Old 04-29-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation error accessing samba server from smb client

I have configured the smb to share a printer. When I try to query
my shared resources using smbclient in my localhost

smbclient -L localhost
added interface bcast: nmask:

It asked for password, so I enterred my root password.
Then this error appeared.

sesssion status failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

I checked my /var/log/samba/<hostname>.log

This was the entry
passdb/pdb_smb passwd.cdb_getsampwnam(1369)
unable to open passdb database

It seems there is an error in password handling.

Wht should I do?
Old 04-30-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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Have you added root as a samba user as well as a unix user? Try using:
smbadduser root:root


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