Help...Samba problem accessing NT servers

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Sun Mar 25 01:59:27 GMT 2001

At 04:25 PM 3/22/01 -0500, Simpson, Dain F wrote:
>My name is Dain Simpson with the Naval Ice Center...We are having problems
>with our NT servers accessing the Unix server in which samba is
>installed...The NT servers and clients receive a message to enter a network
>passwd to access the samba unix filesystems. I am able to run testparm,
>smbpasswd to access the domain, and to run swat on my unix samba server with
>no problems...the smbd, nmbd daemons are correct

Hmmm, so the smbd and nmbd daemons are running? Or you have started them up?

> and I have the entries in
>the /etc/services and inetd.conf files for samba protocols and

Hmmm, you normally run either the daemons all the time, or you run them
from inetd.conf, but not both.

Can you confirm exactly what you have done here?

>  but I can not access the NT servers/clients...

Normally Samba provides services to NT clients ... 

Can you clarify what you are trying to do?

>                                                Any help would be
>greatly appreciated...Thanks...
>Dain Simpson
>Naval Ice Center 
>301-457-5303 ext. 228

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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