bad password

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Fri Jul 2 20:40:49 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Annette Kaul <Annette.Kaul at> 
carved some runes like this:  

> I´m starting with samba 2.0.3 and I have the problem that I get the
> errormessage: bad password.
> The server is a HPUX-Sytem and the client Win95.
> I´m try the tests on DIAGNOSE.html. smbclient -L BIGSERVER produce
> following error:
> Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> session setup failed: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair
> in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)
> The password is correct.


I can't say with any certainty about samba 2.0x, but my 1.9.x 
server works this way:

The above command (smbclient -L SERVER) is run as guest; do you 
have a valid guest account?  Also, you should not enter a password 
for this command; just hit return.  I get a list of the samba 
shares, the browse list, and the workgroup list, however, my samba 
box is the local/domain master browser, and we don't have NT server 
(only NT4 workstation and win9x clients).

Hope this helps, Steve

Stephen L Arnold            
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