Samba/NT password problem

Buchan Milne bgmilne at
Thu Jan 18 06:42:49 GMT 2001

Had you tried logging out of the Windows machine and back in ? I have
never had to change passwords or similar to get a share working agai
after windows has problems with.

Remember Windows needs a reboot everyday ;-)


Yvonne Beever wrote:
> Sorry if this question has come up before--I've looked through the archives,
> & didn't find quite the same problem.
> We are running Red Hat 6.0 on our Apache web servers, with our NT 4.0
> network, using Samba so that our users can connect to the web servers
> through Network neighborhood.  Every once in awhile, a random user will not
> be able to access the web server through Network neighborhood. This has
> happened to me twice now.  I don't recall getting this same message before,
> but today I got the message "Server service is not started."  Others can
> access the server thru NN, just not me. In the past, when someone has lost
> access, the unix admin would have them re-enter their password in both the
> passwd and smbpasswd files, and this seemed to correct the problem. Usually
> this doesn't happen to the same user twice, and there doesn't seem to be any
> pattern as to whom this happens.
> Thank you,
> Yvonne

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