[Samba] can't connect to osx 10.3 from win2k

Mark Maggelet mark at educationplanet.com
Tue Sep 20 21:10:56 GMT 2005

Thanks Henrik and everyone,

For the record I finally got it with:
auth methods = guest opendirectory
passdb backend = opendirectorysam guest

not that I have any idea what they do...

Henrik Zagerholm wrote:
> Hi Mark!
> Please turn of Digitally Sign Communnications in Domain & Local  
> security policy on the win boxes as this "feature" is not supported  by 
> samba under os x.
> Can you access folders from OS X on Win boxes?
> Regards
> Henrik
> 20 sep 2005 kl. 21.58 skrev Mark Maggelet:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> Thanks for the response. Are you sure this is right? None of the  docs 
>> I have read mention smbpasswd and I was under the impression  that the 
>> samba on osX uses the system account passwords to  authenticate. There 
>> is no /etc/samba/smbpasswd but there is a / 
>> private/var/db/samba/smbpasswd which is empty. When I try to go  
>> 'smbpasswd username' as root it says 'Failed to initialize  
>> SAM_ACCOUNT for user username. Does this user exist in the UNIX  
>> password database?'
>> so I tried to go 'passwd username' and it took it but I don't see  it 
>> in /etc/passwd, which isn't even where I think osX saves  passwords. 
>> I'm not even sure if the username I'm supposed to be  logging in with 
>> is the osX account 'Name' or the 'Short Name' so  I'm trying both.
>> This is driving me nuts. I can't believe anyone has ever gotten  this 
>> to work.
>> Thanks for any help.
>> - Mark
>> dan1 wrote:
>>> Hello, Mark.
>>> This might mean that you have not the same user name or password  on 
>>> both machines. please check that first. It is no problem to  have 
>>> different user names, but you must then edit your /etc/samba/ 
>>> smbpasswd file to put in there the proper user and password that  you 
>>> want to access from the windows machine.
>>> This makes like a bridge from one user to another user name (or  same 
>>> user name but another password) on the samba machine.
>>> Hope this helps.
>>> Regards,
>>> Daniel
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: Mark Maggelet
>>> To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:59 PM
>>> Subject: [Samba] can't connect to osx 10.3 from win2k
>>> I'm trying to connect to a share on osx running samba 3.0.10 and I  keep
>>> getting 'incorrect password or unknown username'. Any ideas what the
>>> problem is?
>>> Thanks
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