Invalid Password Problems

Ian Chilton mailinglist at
Tue Nov 25 18:55:26 GMT 1997

I downloaded the tgz file, unpacked it, uncommented the 'Linux, No Shadow Passwords Section' and compiled it.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Simon Hyde [SMTP:shyde at]
Sent:	25 November 1997 4:40 PM
To:	Ian Chilton
Subject:	Re: Invalid Password Problems

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:21:54 -0000, you wrote:

>> Can you access the Linux machine using smbclient with a valid username and
>> password?
>> Are you using PAM? If so it's quite possible you need to upgrade your
>> version of PAM and a few other things it relies on.
>I started going through the DIAGNOSE file, everything worked until the part when you try to connect to the shares using SMBCLIENT on the linux box gives the following message:
>Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 1.9.17p4]
>connected as guest security=share
>first SMBtconX failed, trying again. ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/pass
>word pair in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)
>SMBtconX failed. ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair in a Tree
>Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)
>Perhaps you are using the wrong sharename, username or password?
>Some servers insist that these be in uppercase
>Do you know what this means, and what is wrong?
This means it isn't a windows95 problem, more a samba server problem
>What is PAM??

Password authentication modules or something similar. Did you compile this
version yourself?

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