[Samba] How does WinXP pass username/password?: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at technaut.darktalker.net
Wed Dec 10 03:16:14 GMT 2003

GhodMode wrote:
> I have a small network that includes two Linux computers and one Windows
> XP Pro computer.
> I'm trying to get share my Linux resources properly with the Windows
> computer.  If I set it for share level security and set a user name for
> each share, along with guest ok, then I can get in as whichever user
> I've set... even root.
> I've tried a few scenarios with a basic smb.conf and I have plenty of
> log output when --debuglevel=2, but I thought it would be more than
> everyone would want to see on this list.  The workgroup of the Windows
> XP computer is "HOME".  The user name and password I use on the Windows
> XP computer is the same as an account on the Linux computer.
> The log entry which looks most meaningful to me says
> NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD.  So, that makes me wonder what NT is passing,
> even when I type the password.

Did you add your user to the Samba passwd db by doing 'smbpasswd -a user'?

Andrew Gaffney

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