mount_smbfs fails; smbclient works. Neither will login as guest.

T J systemloc at
Sun Jan 12 20:25:11 GMT 2003

PLEASE CC: ME!!!   tjharrel at

I'm running Mac OS X 10.2 which is BSD underneath.

mount_smbfs //system:(my password)@

this returns: 

kextload: extension
/System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext is already
mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr =
Authentication error

mount_smbfs //guest at

returns the kextload line, then asks for password. I
hit return because it's guest, then it returns the
same unable to open connection line.

I enter:

smbclient // -U system

it returns:

added interface ip= bcast=

and asks for password. I enter the passord and I get:

Domain=[SERVER] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.7]

and a prompt.

I tried:

smbclient // -U guest -N

and get:

added interface ip= bcast=
Domain=[SERVER] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.7]
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD

I suspect guest access isn't turned on properly on the
samba server, however, mount_smbfs should work when I
enter my user/pass! 

PLEASE CC: ME!!!   tjharrel at

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