SAMBA 2.0.0 Password problems

Matthew Hagerty matthew at
Sun Jan 24 06:12:38 GMT 1999


I saw several other questions similar to mine posted in the archives,
however there were no answers and I just got on the list, so please excuse
the redundency if this problem has been answered.

I installed 2.0.0 on my FreeBSD-3.0 system without any problems, but when I

smbclient -L localhost

I am prompted for a password.  If I simply hit return the command completes
without any problems.  If I do provide a password I get an error message
like the one I get with the command:

smbclient '\\localhost\root' (or any variation there of)

also prompts me for a password, but when I supply the correct password (or
simply hit enter) I get the following error:

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

I also cannot connect with swat, even with the -a option.

I have tried:


and nothing at all in my smb.conf file.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Matthew Hagerty
matthew at

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