[Samba] smbclient thinks passwordless account is anonymous

John Tyner jtyner at cs.ucr.edu
Fri Dec 27 02:00:02 GMT 2002

	I didn't find anything helpful there. I've checked the smbclient man 
page. The only time it mentions the guest account is under the -U option 
which says something to the effect that the guest account is used when 
the USER and LOGNAME environment variables are not present. I set these 
as well as trying some other suggestions found there (the PASSWD 
environment variable and the -A option), but without a password, 
smbclient treats the attempt as an anonymous login despite being given a 
different, valid username.

Any other ideas?


On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 05:45:17PM -0500, Joel Hammer wrote:
> Read about guest logins.
> Joel
> 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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