[Samba] linux smbclient NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE, mount.cifs works

emre emre at flash.net
Tue Dec 13 12:16:37 MST 2011

 From linux, I can mount.cifs, but smbclient fails:
Searching through the archives, I found: "IIRC you should use mount.cifs 
instead of smbclient on an ADS"
But for my application, it would be *really nice* to be able to use 
smbclient, but if I have to, I can setup an
intermediate server that can run mount.cifs (the main application server 
is locked into an old kernel version
that doesn't support mount.cifs... ).

Any suggestions are appreciated.



# mount.cifs // /mnt/cifs -o 

$ smbclient // -Ucorrectuser%correctpassword
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Here's the log on the server side:

Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0

Logon Type: 3

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: correctuser
Account Domain: DOMAIN

Failure Information:
Failure Reason: Unknown user name or bad password.
Status: 0xc000006d
Sub Status: 0xc0000064

Process Information:
Caller Process ID: 0x0
Caller Process Name: -

Network Information:
Workstation Name: SAMBA
Source Network Address:
Source Port: 34097

Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTLM
Transited Services: -
Package Name (NTLM only): -
Key Length: 0

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