[Samba] smbclient tar function : no password asked ?

Frédérique Da Luene frederique_daluene at yahoo.fr
Mon Apr 23 07:52:06 GMT 2007

Just for the record, and for anyone having the same
kind of problems I described recently :

--- Frédérique Da Luene <frederique_daluene at yahoo.fr>
a écrit :

> We're using samba 3.0.24 on a Linux box, to access
> and
> backup some XP boxes. smbclient access is okay, but
> there is something quite weird with the tar
> subfunction 
> -----
> $ smbclient //xpbox/Documents -U someuser -d 2 -Tc
> /tmp/tarfile .
> added interface ip=192.168.1.xxx bcast=
> nmask=
> session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
> -----
> Smbclient does NOT ask us for a password when used
> that way. We have no problem if giving the password
> on the command line (someuser%password).
> By the way, we are using Samba to backup those
> shares,
> through the amanda backup tools. And we are running
> into the "Call timed out: server did not respond
> after
> 20000 milliseconds" error. Anyone has hints about
> what could cause this error ?

Samba 3.0.25 RC1 solves both problems. For the time
being, no other disturbance.

Cheers, it works !

-- FdL

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