Access denied from NT

Jim Provan jprovan at
Tue Nov 27 08:39:40 GMT 2001

What service level is the NT Box ? Prior to SP3 (I think) you had to use
plaintext passwords.
Encrypted passwords had to be used after this. If this is SP3 or lower,
upgrade to SP6a and
you should be good to go.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Shubhasis Deb
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 6:29 PM
To: samba at
Subject: Access denied from NT


I have a problem in accessing samba server from NT
network neighbourhood. I can see the samba server icon
on neighbourhood. But while trying to access then it's
asking for user name & passowrd.

I am not using local user & password from unix box
rather it should be authenticated from NT PDC and
accordingly I have modified the smb.conf file. Here is
the sample of that.

103 flara % more smb.conf

        workgroup = NTPDC1
        netbios name = FLARA
        server string = Samba 2.2.2

        hosts allow = 192.24.206. 127.

        log file = /var/adm/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50

        security = server
        password server = ntpdc1
        encrypt passwords = yes
        null passwords = no
        invalid users = @root, @wheel, @bin, @sys

        load printers = no
        show add printer wizard = no

 socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY  \

        interfaces =

        local master = no
        os level = 33
        domain master = no
        preferred master = no

        comment = /work/mc
        path = /work/mc
        browseable = yes
        writeable = yes
        public = no

FYI nmbd and smbd started from inetd daemon and
accordingly /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf file
modified. Here is the sample of that

In /etc/services the following lines has been added
netbios-ssn     139/tcp #SMBD services
netbios-ns      137/udp #NMBD services

and on /etc/inetd.conf
netbios-ssn      stream   tcp    nowait  \
root    /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd \
netbios-ns      dgram   udp     wait  \
   root    /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd

Can anyone has any clue on that?

thanks for your time.


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