[Samba] Samba & Vista

Steve Blackwell zephod at cfl.rr.com
Tue Aug 5 02:40:12 GMT 2008

>> I'm trying to use smbclient to look at a Vista box but I keep
>> getting:
>> # smbclient -L user-pc -U Kellie
>> Password: <Kellie's password>
>> session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
>> I know the user/password combination is good.  
> I spent most of yesterday searching the web for more information. Now,
> I have used wireshark to look at the traffic between my Linux and
> Vista boxes.
> First I see a "Negotiate Protocol Request" message from the Linux box
> to the Vista box which replies with a "Negotiate Protocol Response".
> Then I see 3 messages which seem to correspond to the type 1, type 2
> and type 3 messages of the NTLM authentication protocol as described
> here.
> http://davenport.sourceforge.net/ntlm.html#getNTLMv2Response
> I can see in the type 1 message, listed as 
> "Session Setup AndX Request, NTLMSSP_NEGOTIATE" 
> that the flag is set that Samba says it can use NTLMv2 - Negotiate
> NTLN2 key - Set.
> In the type 2 message back from the Vista box, listed as 
> "Session Setup AndX Response, NTLMSSP_CHALLENGE, Error:
> the same flag is set. I take this to mean that box boxes have agreed
> to use NTLMv2.
> In the type 3 message, listed as 
> "Session Setup AndX Request, NTLMSSP_Auth, User: WORKGRPUP/Kellie", 
> I can see that Samba is sending the correct workgroup as DOMAIN NAME,
> the correct host and the correct user.
> Is there some place on the Vista box where I can see the login
> attempts and get some clue as to why it sends out a final message of
> "Session Setup AndX Response, Error: STATUS_LOGON FAILURE"?
> Thanks,
> Steve

Hmmmm... I was hoping for a little more interest in my problem.
I first posted with this problem on 7/30 and I've had only 2 different
suggestions (thanks Helmut, Mike and Miguel) but unfortunately they
didn't work.

Is there another list or forum where I would be more likely to find an


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