smbclient can't connect to NT workstation "C$" share

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Mar 29 17:20:50 GMT 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Eric Sisler wrote:

> I'm using samba 2.0.7 as my NT PDC and I'm wondering if this
> functionality is missing in this version.  I'm *assuming* that since
> I'm trying to connect to an "admin" share on a workstation, smbclient
> is trying to authenticate to the PDC, which isn't working.  This would
> also explain why a *locally* created share works just fine - because
> smbclient is authenticating against the share/password on the local
> workstation.

Are you using the -W <local machine name>?

Cheers, jerry
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