[Samba] smbclient works, mount does not

James S. Martin james.martin at digex.com
Thu Jul 18 09:44:02 GMT 2002

For some stranger reason, I am able to authenticate to my samba server 
from a Linux client using

smbclient // -U smbuser

I'm also able to map a drive from a Win2K machine.

however if I try to :

mount -t smbfs -o user=smbuser,password=doh // /mnt

I get the following error:

7321: session setup failed: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - 
name/password pair in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are invalid.)
SMB connection failed

I'm using RH 7.2, Samba 2.2.1a.  My smb.conf looks like this:


workgroup = linux
server string = have a nice day
security = user
encrypt passwords=yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
netbios name = linuxwoot


comment = test files
path = /local/share
valid users = smbuser
writable = yes
printable = no
force create mode = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
delete readonly = yes

Any help would be appreciated,


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