password is incorrect

Steve Litt slitt at
Thu Oct 14 19:35:07 GMT 1999

Back up your smbpasswd (I assume you're using encrypted passwords), then
delete it and make a new one containing the password of the Windows user:

smbpasswd -a whatever

See whether the problem goes away. Not a solution, but it narrows it down.
Then restore your original smbpasswd and do what's necessary. Obviously do
this at a time when other users are not using Samba.

Steve Litt

At 05:12 AM 10/15/1999 +1000, Mirat Satoglu wrote:
>Hi , Surprisingly enough , my samba started not mapping previous days,
>giving the error "The pasword is incorrect. Try again later" from windows
>98. But the previous week , i could map anything with no problem..So I
>started checking samba, searching samba faqs and archives . Diagnosis
>tests could not clear the situation for
>me , so I decided to upgrade to latest version. Still i have the same
>error. From dos prompt , i get the following error when I try test 8 (
>net view \\bornova , everything ok upto test 8): 
>>The password is invalid for \\BORNOVA\MIRAT. For more information, 
>>contact your network administrator. Type the password for
>>Error 5: You do not currently have access to this file. The file may be
>>marked read-only, or it may be part of a shared resource such as a
>>named pipe, a queue, or a semaphore. You can use the ATTRIB command to
>>the read-only attribute, or try again later when the file may be
>>Type the password for \\BORNOVA\MIRAT:
>I can see the server from nw neighborhood but cant access it. Any idea?
>Sorry for this long mail.
>Mehmet Mirat Satoglu

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