Mathew D. Watson matw at eclipse-optics.com
Sat Dec 17 17:44:28 GMT 2005

Donald Musser wrote:
> 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

I recently got this message, and the solution in my case was to run (as 

# smbpasswd -a <username>

where <username> is a valid user account on the samba server.


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