not authorized to login from this station

Dirk Hamstra dirk.hamstra at
Thu Feb 22 18:46:37 GMT 2001

Thanks -- that made a difference so I must be missing something regarding
the security setup between NT and Samba. Now the userid/pw fails completely.
The user dirk and the associated password exist on the Linux box.

E:\Nile>net use \\daffy\samba * /USER:dirk
Type the password for \\daffy\samba:
System error 1326 has occurred.

Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

Strange ..

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Krueger, Wulf
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:55 PM
To: dirk.hamstra at; samba at
Subject: AW: not authorized to login from this station

Do you have Win9x clients in your network? Then your samba server is most
probably configured with "encrypt passwords = No". If an NT client tries to
connect then it will fail with the error you observed.

If you have only NT clients set "encrypt passwords = Yes", otherwise use
"samba/docs/NT4_PlainPassword.reg" to disable password encryption on the
respective NT clients.

Beware though: If you enable plain passwords all passwords will be sent
unencrypted over the network.

Funny thing not all workstations (all NT) have access to the Samba server.
The server is listed in the network neighorhood but the users can't get
access to the shared drives from a specific station. The 'host allow' option
is commented out, the users exist, and the shares are available... Here's
what happens when I try to connect from the dos-command line:

E:\NILE>net use \\daffy\samba * /USER:dirk
Type the password for \\daffy\samba:
System error 1240 has occurred.

The account is not authorized to login from this station.

How can I resolve this?


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