NT4.0 on domain keeps prompting for password

Brett Lymn blymn at baea.com.au
Wed Nov 19 03:24:57 GMT 1997

        We are running samba1.9.17p2 on a Solaris 2.5 box and trying
to get some NT4/SP3 workstations talking to it.  My problem(s) at the
moment are:

1) The first connection to the samba server wants to be authenticated,
we want the user just to map the drives using the NT login password.
I have done the stuff to enable the encrypted passwords and enabled
the same in the smb.conf.  I have also set my samba password the same
as my domain password but the first time I try to make a connection to
the samba server I get a dialogue box back saying my password was
incorrect and a prompt for a username and password.  If I put in my
username and password (the same ones I enter for the domain) then the
connection works ok, subsequent connections will connect without
further prompting.  How can I get rid of this initial dialogue box?  I
did do a debug trace on smbd and it was saying the same thing - that
the username/password pair was invalid :-(

2) My samba servers do not turn up in the network neighbourhood.  I
have looked in the archives and have changed my workgroup name to no
effect.  If I search for the computer I can find it and map drives
(modulo the above problem) but it never appears in a browse list.  How
can I rectify this?

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia
  What do you get when you cross a cantaloup with a dog?        Melancholy :-P

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