[Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

Sean Chambers sean at gwchosting.com
Thu Dec 12 15:03:00 GMT 2002

for each user,
first i gave them a linux account by doing:

useradd sean$
passwd sean$ (changed the password)


smbpasswd -m -a sean

it then said it added the user sean$

then i did smbpasswd sean

changed the SMB password for user sean$

smbpasswd -e sean$

and it says it enabled the user, but still i get the error
I check /etc/samba/smbpasswd and the user sean$ is in that file....

do i also have to put the user into smbusers manually?
right now it only has:
admin = root
nobody = guest

not sure if i have to add anything to that?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Owens, Bob 
  To: 'Sean Chambers' ; samba at lists.samba.org 
  Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:54 AM
  Subject: RE: [Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

  did you add them to the smbpasswd and is samba's password encryption set to yes?
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Sean Chambers [mailto:sean at gwchosting.com]
    Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:49 AM
    To: samba at lists.samba.org
    Subject: [Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

    I am able to join the domain initially with root username and password.

    When i reboot and try to logon to the domain it tells me:
    The system could not log you on because the domain DARCSTAR is unavailable.

    Additionally, i am having a problem with logging in from smbclient with any user except for root:

    I type: smbclient -L FILESERVER -U sean
    session_setup_failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

    Are these 2 problems related in anyway? I've been messing with this for over a week now and I cannot figure it out.

    also, in win2k when i open the run window and type : \\FILESERVER\
    it opens a username/password box, if i put in sean and the password it pops the box right up again. In the samba.log file it says something to the effect of:
    Couldn't find user 'sean' in passdb

    i double checked and sean$ does exist in /etc/samba/smb.conf

    I am not at the server right now so I do not have exact errors messages. If necessary I can post my smb.conf later today.

    thank you.
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