[Samba] valid user and password authentication using smbpasswd

Xu, Ying (Houston) Ying.Xu at littonloan.com
Mon Jun 8 19:05:33 GMT 2009

I have a very simple samba setup on one of the solaris servers.  Only
pwxuser is allowed to access a share. I have created a passwd entry for
it using smbpasswd.  I verified on another solaris server that pwxuser
could access the share via "smbclient \\\\server\share -U pwxuser"
However, I wasn't able to access to the share from windows XP.  I need
to change the user when mapping the drive.  According to the log, it
doesnt seem to use smbpasswd file at all.  I have several similar
configuration on other solaris servers and they work file.

bash-3.00# cat /etc/sfw/smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2009/06/08 13:39:02

        security = SHARE
        restrict anonymous = 2
        log level = 3
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        ldap ssl = no

        path = /app/informatica/PowerCenter/server/infa_shared
        valid users = pwxuser
        read only = No

[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:(356)
  pop_sec_ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 2] auth/auth.c:(319)
  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [pwxuser] -> [pwxuser]
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 2] smbd/service.c:(638)
  Invalid username/password for [infa_shared]
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 3] smbd/error.c:(106)
  error packet at smbd/reply.c(514) cmd=117 (SMBtconX)
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 3] smbd/process.c:(1328)
  timeout_processing: End of file from client (client has disconnected).
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:(241)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2009/06/08 13:40:31, 3] smbd/connection.c:(69)

What might be the issue?  

Ying Xu 

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