[Samba] Can't access a linux server using a Win2K client

Jim Hale jim-ml at halemail.dyndns.org
Mon May 13 17:55:02 GMT 2002

I'm running into the same thing - but I'm going thru the File Explorer
and trying to Map a drive manually. It started when I went up to 2.2.4.

Jim Hale
Jim & Kathy's Website Collection

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Kris Kelley
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 6:48 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Can't access a linux server using a Win2K client
> Hello all.  I am new to Samba, so forgive me if this is a 
> stupid question, but I have been unable to figure this out.
> I have a Red Hat 7.1 box (kernel 2.4.9) with the Samba 
> 2.2.4-2 RPM installed.  I am trying to configure it so that 
> Windows 2000 machines within my company's Windows domain can 
> access it.  Before diving into anything exotic, I am trying 
> to get this to work without requiring any kind of 
> authentication.  So, this is my smb.conf file:
>    [global]
>       workgroup = DEVGROUP
>       security = share
>       netbios name = skunkworx
>    [test]
>       comment = test share
>       path = /export/samba/test
>       read only = no
>       guest only = yes
>       guest account = nobody
> The relevant directory, /export/samba/test, does exist, and 
> has 777 permissions.
> When Samba is running, SKUNKWORX shows up in a listing of the 
> Windows domain, but all attempts to access the share have 
> failed with the error message "\\Skunkworx is not accessible. 
>  The account is not authorized to log in from this station."  
> An Internet search led me to believe this problem usually 
> happens because Win2K machines use encrypted passwords by 
> default, which a Samba set-up like mine would not support.  
> However, because I am trying to bypass the use of passwords 
> altogether (for now), I do not believe this is my problem.  
> Still, I went ahead and tried the suggested registry hack, 
> enabling Win2K to use plain-text passwords.  No dice.
> I can supply the dump from testparm, and I can also supply 
> the logs from smbd when I tried this with debug level 3, if 
> any of that will help. 
> Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.  If this question 
> has been answered before, feel free to direct me to the 
> appropriate archives (I didn't see any search options 
> available).  Thank you.
> ---Kris Kelley
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