[Samba] Basic Setup Problem

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Nov 27 02:38:33 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-26 at 20:22 -0600, Eric Hines wrote:
> Gentlemen:
> This is an embarrassingly basic problem; I'm obviously doing something 
> fundamentally wrong.  I'm running SUSE Professional 9.3 and Samba 3.0.13 
> (I'm trying to upgrade to 3.0.20b, but I get a dependency error--that's 
> another story).
> My problem is this: I'm trying to set up John Terpstra's Example 1.2.1 from 
> his Samba by Example (I told you this was basic), but when I run smbclient 
> -L lerver0 -Uroot%password (the real one), all I get is 
> NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE.  smbclient -L localhost U% works 
> correctly.  Testparm indicates the smb.conf is at least syntactically 
> correct.  ps indicates that smbd and nmbd are both running.  Finally, I've 
> confirmed that root is in smbpasswd and has the same password and the 
> overall Linux box (I've even reset it in smbpasswd to be sure).
> Any help would be appreciated.
just as a general practice, I would recommend against executing any
command line that has root password in it since it can be retrieved from

smbclient -L localhost -U root
# will prompt you from password and this password would not show up in


is there a difference between?

smbclient -L localhost -U root
smbclient -L lerver0 -U root

If so, do you have 'wins support = true # or yes' in smb.conf?

If not, try adding it and then restart smb service


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