Odd domain authentication problem

Evan Champion evanc at synapse.net
Mon Jun 15 18:53:06 GMT 1998

Hi all,

Hopefully this isn't a FAQ.  I checked the archives and nothing jumped out
at me :-)

I cvs'd the latest code this morning and am trying to get a samba server
up that is able to authenticate users against an NT PDC.

We've managed to get it so that if I try to login to the samba server from
NT, then authentication succeeds.  However, I can't manage to get it to
authenticate with smbclient; the error is invalid password.

The command line I am using is:

smbclient -L sambaserver -W domain

The only thing I am seeing logged is:

cli_net_sam_logon: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD
domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user evanc in
domain MYDOMAIN to Domain controller CONTROLLER. Error was

If I leave off -W domain from the smbclient command line, it seems to try
to login to domain WORKGROUP instead (bug?  Shouldn't it pick the default
out of smb.conf?)

I have encryption enabled, security = domain and password server set to
the domain controller.  I was able to smbpasswd -j successfully.

Any help would be much appreciated.



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