Samba reports "Bad password"

Pete Rossi pete at
Sat Apr 3 03:48:44 GMT 1999

I am trying to install Samba 2.0.3   on a Linux  2.0.36 system (Slackware 3.6)

As per the documentation, I got to the point were I am instructed to try

     smbclient -L localhost

It responds with a   password:    prompt.     No matter what I enter, it
responds with :

   session setup failed: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair
   in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)

This is my smb.conf  file

# Global parameters
    log level = 2
    interfaces =
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    smbrun = /usr/sbin/smbrun
    dns proxy = yes

    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writable = yes

    comment = All Printers
    path = /usr/spool/samba
    browseable = no
    guest ok = no
    writable = no
    printable = yes

I have also tried    smbclient -L localhost -U user   with the same
results.   Needless to say, Windows 95 clients are also reporting
invalid passwords.

The log file reports...

[1999/04/02 22:39:59, 0] smbd/uid.c:become_gid(105)
 Couldn't set effective gid to 100 currently set to (real=0,eff=0)
[1999/04/02 22:39:59, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(425)
 Can't become connected user!
[1999/04/02 22:40:00, 2] smbd/server.c:exit_server(406)
 Closing connections

Documentation is leading to nothing but dead ends...

What am I doing wrong?


Pete Rossi - WA3NNA
pete at

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