Diagnosis Article

Phil Greenway admin at wenck.com.au
Thu Nov 29 16:03:04 GMT 2001

Just following your the Diagnosis Article located at

At Test 3, there is nothing mentioned if the test prompts for a password:-

mercury# smbclient -L mercury
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=

When I press ENTER, it then displays the shares:-

Anonymous login successful
Domain=[WENCK] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.2]

        Sharename      Type      Comment
        ---------      ----      -------
        public         Disk      dump all monitor files here
        IPC$           IPC       IPC Service (Samba 2.2.2)
        ADMIN$         Disk      IPC Service (Samba 2.2.2)

etc ...

At Test 8, On the PC type the command "net view \\BIGSERVER". 

I get the following:-

C:\>net view \\mercury
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

The issue is when I try to access the share name on any Windows box,
\\mercury\public\  I get the following error message on the Windows boxes
"The account is not authorized to log in from this station"

Here is my smb.conf:-

  workgroup = WENCK
  encrypt passwords = no
  guest ok = yes
  read only = no
  preserve case = yes

   comment = dump all monitor files here
   path = /usr/home/monitor/servers
   public = yes
   only guest = yes
   writeable = yes

Any ideas ?  I would think it's something to do with the smb.conf, but I
can't find any information anywhere which will help.

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