[Samba] mapping usernames between Windows and Linux

Frank Matthieß frankm at lug-owl.de
Mon Jan 13 19:41:01 GMT 2003

At 10.01.2003 on 22:47 CET  +0100, wrote Steve Blackwell:
> My username is different on my Linux box than on my Windows box so I used 
> the line
> username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
> in my smb.conf file and this file includes the line
> steve = steveb

Unixname = smbname

You have to login as steven, which samba maps to unixuser steve.

> However when I'm logged on to my Linux box as 'steve' and use the 
> smbclient command like this:
> # smbclient //<Windows computer>/Shared
> ...
> session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Sure, because smblient tries with "steve" and not "steveb"
If there is no "steve" user in smbpasswd, this must fail.

> it still tries to log me on with my Linux username. I checked this using 
> Ethereal. The environment variables $USER and $LOGNAME are both set to 
> 'steve'.
> # smbclient //<Windows computer>/Shared -U steveb%<my password>

Here you told smbclient explicit tu use your correct username, so it

With regards 
Frank Matthieß.
Frank Matthieß                                    frankm at lug-owl.de

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