[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?).


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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