Samba 2.0.3 and NT Clients

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Wed Apr 21 17:32:35 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Marco.Schwarz at carved some 
runes like this:  

> I have a small problems with Samba 2.0.3/SuSE 6.1 and my Windows NT
> Clients:
> As long as I'm working with Win311/95/98 clients everything is OK, but
> when I try to connect with a WinNT 4.0 client, I get the following
> errormessage (translated from german, so the US message may sound a little
> different):
> Unable to connect to \\linux_server_01
> Unable to log on with this account from this station
> Errorcode: 1240
> - Plain Passwords are enabled in NT 
> - Security is set to USER
> - no hosts allow or hosts deny
> One other thing: On those machines which have dual boot with DOS/Win95, I
> was able to connect to SAMBA after making a first connection with the old
> OS.
> Anybody got any ideas what could be the problem here ?

NT4SP3 has a new "feature" that causes this behavior.  From the 
samba doc WinNT.txt:

> The other major ramification of this feature of NT is that it can't
> browse a user level non-encrypted server unless it already has a
> connection open. This is because there is no spot for a password
> prompt in the browser window. It works fine if you already have a
> drive mounted (for example, one auto mounted on startup).

Try mounting a share as a local drive (from an NT command prompt) 
with the Net Use command and then try browsing.  And don't forget 
to read the docs...


Stephen L Arnold            
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