[Samba] new server: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Mathew D. Watson matw at eclipse-optics.com
Wed Dec 14 19:10:17 GMT 2005

John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 December 2005 10:12, Mathew D. Watson wrote:
>>I've traced it down to what I think is an authentication problem:
>>mat at mog:/etc/samba$ smbclient -L mog -U mat
>>Password: <I enter my password here>
>>session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
>>If I replace -U mat with -N I get a typical smbclient -L listing, so I
>>know something is working.
>>Another fact is that I have an older Ubuntu (Hoary) machine that also
>>serves samba and works. I copied its /etc/samba/smb.conf to the machine
>>having trouble; the two machines are the same (config, username, and
>>password). Right now the workgroup names are different on the two
>>machines, but that didn't make a difference.
>>I'm stumped.
> [...]
> Please follow the official Samba documentation.

I have. I read the Samba3-HOWTO and many of the html docs that came with 
the samba-docs package. I will readily admit that I didn't understand a 
_lot_ of what I read. I'm an independent scientist who's trying to make 
the most of my PC resources. I managed to get this working before, but I 
can't repeat. By googling I found examples of the same error, but that's 
all I found, problems and no solutions.

 > Suggest you follow the
> examples and the step-by-step deployment information in  the book "Samba-3 by 
> Example". You can purchase hard copy from Amazon.Com, or download the PDF 
> from:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf
> If you have a problem with any step, in any chapter of this book please email 
> me the datails so I can improve the documentation.

I read through the first several chapters. None of the situations 
described seemed to fit, and much of what I read didn't make sense. The 
book assumes the reader is skillful regarding windows networking, which 
I'm not. Please don't think I'm saying it's a bad book. I'm simply 
saying I had difficulty reading it. I'm comfortable with UNIX, and I 
found the samba3-Howto much more readable, as it goes over the Windows 
principles on which samba is based.

All I want to do is set up password protected read write home shares on 
1 to 3 linux PCs that I can access from the 1 to 3 linux PCs and 1 XP 
machine. Right now I have only one user account on all the machines 
(mat), but I can imagine having a couple more users.

If you suggest an appropriate example from your book, I'll be happy to 
go back and study that chapter (and its predecessors), and then try to 
implement it.



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