Visible but not accessible

Nik Sands Nik.Sands at
Thu Feb 8 02:43:14 GMT 2001

And you've done the registry edit to allow plain text passwords?  (I think 
this is required for NT, but I don't know about 98 - possibly not).

Can you send us a copy of your smb.conf file?

At 10:32 AM 2/8/01 +0800, you wrote:
>Thanks for you help but...
>...tried logging into NT using the same user id & password as the one in
>Samba but the error still occur.  Similar problem too with Win98 machines.
>It's driving me NUT!!!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Nik Sands [mailto:Nik.Sands at]
>Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 4:43 AM
>To: Ben Choong Mun Sin
>Cc: samba at
>Subject: Re: Visible but not accessible
>Are you logging into Windows NT with the same username as you are using
>with Samba?
>There appears to be a bug in WinNT which will ignore the username you type
>in to connect to your Samba share IF it differs from the username with
>which you logged into Windows.  Note that this is for any SMB share (Samba
>or NT).  The problem appears to be fixed in Win2000 and does not occur in
>all installations of WinNT, so I don't know exactly where or how the bug
>At 05:52 PM 2/7/01 +0800, you wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I've managed to configure my Samba server in such a way that it is visible
> >from Microsoft Windows Network but keep getting this invalid
> >username/password error message when I try to map it.
> >
> >Both Samba and NT Server are not in the same domain.
> >
> >Can anybody help?!!
> >
> >
> >-Ben
>NIK SANDS - Systems Administrator    MailTo:Nik.Sands at
>Information Technology Services             Phone: +61-3-63243732
>University of Tasmania, Australia             Fax: +61-3-63243081

NIK SANDS - Systems Administrator    MailTo:Nik.Sands at
Information Technology Services             Phone: +61-3-63243732
University of Tasmania, Australia             Fax: +61-3-63243081

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