smbclient error

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Fri Sep 28 10:48:03 GMT 2001

Hello Abdullah,
this can happen if the guest account that samba uses is not present in the 
/etc/passwd file.  typically this is the user 'nobody', which some sites
remove from the /etc/passwd file for security purposes.
Do a testparm|grep "guest account"  to see what your version of samba has
defined for the guest account, then make sure that that user is defined
in your /etc/passwd file.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Abdullah Jibaly [mailto:AJibaly at]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 1:40 PM
To: 'samba at'
Subject: smbclient error

I've installed Samba on AIX 4.3 machine named ibmf40, and the domain name is

This is how the smb.conf file looks:

   netbios name = ibmf40
   workgroup = vercom
   server string = Samba Server
   security = user

However I get an error when trying to run smbclient as follows:

ibmf40 /usr/local/samba/bin # ./smbclient -L ibmf40 -N
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session setup failed: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair
in a
Tree Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)

Anyone have an idea why this happens?

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