[kwlug-disc] Samba / Windows connection

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Thu Apr 22 00:21:27 EDT 2010


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 01:50:57PM -0400, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> ----- "Charles M" <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > John I tried both smbpasswd and pdbedit -a -u to set up the samba
> > account and password. I am able to log in with smbclient, wouldn't
> > only having an /etc/passwd entry prevent this from happening?
> 

> Now I remember. Smbclient is doing a workgroup style login, the DOS
> lanman that your Ghost may be using is doing a domain login.

> 
> Check to make sure that your netlogin share exists and is accessible
> as guest. This usually means that you need a valid "guest account ="
> user.

It turns out that the problem was not workgroup vs domain, but that
DOS lanman requires insecure Lanman hashes, which are wisely turned off by
default in Ubuntu (and Debian?).

http://old.nabble.com/Samba-Ubuntu-DOS-refusing-password-td19518441.html

It is a good thing that nobody ever needs to connect to Windows shares 
from DOS anymore, in the year 2010. 

- Paul

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