[Samba] smbclient thinks passwordless account is anonymous

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Dec 26 22:46:04 GMT 2002

Read about guest logins.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 11:43:58AM -0800, John Tyner wrote:
> I want to use a passwordless account on my windows box to connect to 
> from my linux box.
> When I do a smbclient "" -L host -U name, smbclient always prints 
> "Anonymous login successful" even though I supplied a username. If I 
> supply a password on the command line instead, then I don't get the 
> Anonymous login message. Neither way works since the account actually 
> doesn't have a password, but if I set a password and use it with 
> smbclient then everything works as expected.
> It seems that if you don't supply smbclient with a password, then it 
> assumes anonymous login regardless of whether or not the -U option was 
> given. Is this the intended behavior or a bug?
> Thanks,
> John
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