[Samba] New user Questions on passwords

Henry Baxter henrybaxter at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 1 00:21:48 GMT 2004

Unfortunately I have no experience with SWAT, so there may be some thing 
I'm not aware of, but I would suggest: 1) check that the user name you 
are logging in as has an account on the linux box, 2) set their password 
again just to be sure, 3) at command line type smbpasswd <username> and 
if that doesn't work, you know your smbpasswd file is the missing link, 
and to remedy it smbpasswd -a <username>. If you want to check which 
people are registered as samba users (not sure if SWAT does this?) go to 
/etc/samba/private/smbpasswd, and you can see them all.

Oh, and as far as I know you should always be able to login as 'root' 
<root-password>, so I'm surprised you're having this trouble...

If you've checked all that, keep in mind you can only have one open 
connecion, so something like 'map to guest = bad user' could be causing 
you to log in as a guest, stopping your ability to log in as a real 
user. Can't think of much else off-hand, if none of this helps, perhaps 
you could add some more information about your setup.

Good luck!

Oh, and you are entering user names in win2k, right?

Henry Baxter

John Graves wrote:

> I have just installed samba on a debian server.  My laptop with win2k
> recognizes the debian server and shows it as a samba server in network
> neighborhood.  I can start swat from the desktop.  I have used swat to
> create both server and client server passwords.  When I click on the
> debian server, I am asked for a network password for \\server.  Every
> password I try, including the server user and root passwords are
> rejected as unknown or invalid.  What am I missing???
> John G.

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