can't connect samba to samba

Robert Styma stymar at
Thu Sep 20 10:32:03 GMT 2001

I ran into this message getting an HP/UX 11 box to talk to a Solaris 8
box which was the PDC.  I had to add a machine account to on the PDC
box (styma5) and tell the other box (styma6) to join the domain.

Add machine account:
smbpasswd -a -m styma6

Join domain for the HP/UX box.

On Styma6, to join the STYMA domain with the server named styma5, execute:
smbpasswd -j STYMA -r styma5


Drenning Bruce wrote:
> I'm running 2.0.10 on Linux (rh 7.1). I can map drives to my Linux servers
> from any Win clients. I can smbclient or smbmount from any of the Linux
> servers to any of our Win servers. However I can't smbclient/smbmount from
> Linux to Linux. I get a message:
> session setup failed: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair
> in a Tree Connect or Session setup are invalid.)
> I get this message whether I type the correct password or not. Is samba
> somehow mangling the passwords in a way that doesn't affect windows, but
> does affect other samba PCs?
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Robert E. Styma 
Principal Engineer
AG Communication Systems, Phoenix - A subsidiary of Lucent
Email: stymar at
Phone: 623-582-7323
FAX:   623-581-4884

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