[kwlug-disc] Samba / Windows connection

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Tue Apr 20 13:30:42 EDT 2010


----- "Charles M" <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all, having a problem connecting to samba. Connections work if I
> run:
> 
> smbclient //myserver/myshare -U username
> 
> This works both locally and from within the subnet the client is on.
> However, when I try to run any kind of Windows client to connect
> (e.g.
> Norton Ghost), I get an invalid password. I know the password is
> correct.
> 
> I've checked /var/log/samba and both log files in the directory are
> blank.
> 
> This is a new installation on Ubuntu Server 9.10.

Do you have an smbpasswd entry for the user, or just an /etc/passwd entry?



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