[Samba] Newbie Failure to connect

Mark lists at greplinux.dyndns.org
Sat Jul 5 23:28:05 GMT 2003

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I'm trying to set up a samba box at home to centralize my family's
into one place.

Every time I try to connect to the box I get an incorrect user name or 
password dialog and it doesn't matter what I put in but it won't let me 
connect. In the log files every time I connect I see something like 
(repeated several times)...

[2003/07/05 13:20:11, 0] lib/debug.c:reopen_logs(348)
   Unable to open new log file /var/log/log.smbd: No such file or

[2003/07/05 13:20:11, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwnam(1369)
   unable to open passdb database.

Of course this is logged in /var/log/log.smbd so I'm sure how it can't
it... and /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd does exist and contains the 
following (on one line):


Any ideas would be appreciated...


P.S. I have a few share sections that are all like so...

         comment = Matt's Stuff
         volume = matt
         path = /samba/Matt

And my global section looks like (I have tried both security=share and 
security=user) ...

         smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=819
         bind interfaces only = no

         netbios name = wally
         root directory = /samba
         workgroup = DNRC
         wins support = true
         dns proxy = no
         max log size = 50

         security = share
         os level = 36
         encrypt passwords = yes
         null passwords = yes
         browseable = yes
         writeable = yes

         guest account = samba
         guest ok = yes
         guest only = yes
         force group = users
         force user = samba

         domain master = yes
         local master = yes
         browse list = yes

         map hidden = no
         map system = no
         map archive = no

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