Michael Barnes mbarnes at hcjb.org
Fri Dec 16 19:53:59 GMT 2005

I got that error when trying to login or access the Samba server from a 
client who was not allowed in the [IPC$] section.

    path = /tmp
    hosts allow =,,,
    hosts deny =

Be sure you are in this section to have permission to access the server.

Of course, there are other reasons to get that message, but this is the 
one that pertained to me.  At least it is someplace to look.

Also, try 'smbclient -L <servernetbiosname> -U%'.
If that works and 'smbclient -L <servernetbiosname> -U <username>' does 
not, then it may be a user vs. share issue.


Donald Musser told me on 12/16/2005 13:39:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm using the online HOWTO manual in the "Quick Start" reference to try and
> get a basic domain controller going. So I set up smb.conf, and testparm
> checked out okay, I've started nmbd and smbd, but when I try to to run
> [root at localhost samba]#smbclient -L <username> -U<username>%<password>
> session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE <-- I get this error
> Any ideas about what's causing this? I can post any relevant info as needed..
> -Myles

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