couldn't find wps

Richard Meglino rmeglino at
Sun Jan 9 05:43:32 GMT 2000

ok I did all that and I got the following message:

ERRSRV - ERRaccess opening remote file \WPSLOAD.LOG

nothing is recorded in /var/log/samba/log.smb and the following message is 
recorded in the /var/log/messages:

... bucka PAM_pwdb[1013]: authentication failure; (uid=0) -> smbuser for 
samba service

>From: Giulio Orsero <giulioo at>
>Reply-To: giulioo at
>To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL        
><samba-technical at>
>Subject: Re: couldn't find wps
>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 06:39:30 +1100
>On Sun, 9 Jan 2000 03:59:53 +1100, hai scritto:
> >Jan 8 11:46:31 bucka PAM_pwdb[18444]: authentication failure; (uid=0) ->
> >smbuser for samba service
> >However, I am using the correct password for smbuser and I have executed
> >successfully the command:
>There's a problem: your smb.conf shows you are using encrypted
>passwords, but the log shows that pam auth is used.
>If you use encrypted password samba authenticates against the smbpasswd
>database, so pam has no say.
>If you don't use encrypted passwords then samba authenticates against
>/etc/passwd using pam if available on your system.
> >cat /etc/passwd | > /etc/passwd
>Hope you didn't do this :)
>cat /etc/passwd | > /etc/smbpasswd
>sets up the passwd database, but then you need to do
>smbpasswd <user>
>for every user to set up the passwords:
>smbpasswd smbuser
>then do
>smbclient '\\bucka\wps' -Usmbuser%pass -P
>then look at the samba log and /var/log/messages
>giulioo at

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