[Samba] Re: Unable to connect to smb shares from second machine in workgroup

Andrew DeFaria Andrew at DeFaria.com
Thu Jan 20 05:29:24 GMT 2005

Andrew DeFaria wrote:

> I upped the log level to 5 and restarted Samba. From Starbase I did a 
> simple:
> C:\> net use w: \\earth\web
> Enter the user name for 'earth': System error 1223 has occurred.
> The operation was canceled by the user.
> The password is invalid for \\earth\web.

Mystery solved! Well sorta. Per chance I did a:

C:\>net use w: \\earth\web <my old password> /user:"Andrew DeFaria"

At first I used <my current password> but that said that the 
username/password was incorrect. For grins I tried my old password and 
it worked! Now my real Windows password is say "foo" and my old Windows 
password was "bar". For some reason, Samba had my old password (for 
Starbase only).

The following fixed this for my username and ultimately my daughter's 
username. As root on Earth I did:

$ smbpasswd -U andrew
Enter new password: <my new password>
Reenter new password: <my new password>
Password for andrew changed.
Password for andrew changed.

Notice the, not one, but two lines of "Password for andrew changed". So 
now my passwords are in sync and everything works just fine.

Strange, but I'm happy.
...Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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