[Samba] smbclient failing: Server requested plaintext password...

John Riesen vndcfv03 at sneakemail.com
Tue Jul 7 01:34:52 GMT 2009

I was using samba 3.0.35 and started using samba 3.2.13.

Now when I try to connect to my samba server (which has
'encrypted passwords = no') using smbclient, I get:

Server requested plaintext password but 'client plaintext auth' is disabled
session setup failed: SUCCESS - 0

I tried 'smbclient -s foo.conf //server/dir' where foo.conf has:

      client plaintext auth = yes

But the results are the same.

What changed from 3.0.x to 3.2.x that might cause this, and how do I
configure smbclient to enable plaintext auth?

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