On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > I've gone through the trouble shooting section of O' Reilly's
> > Samba book and
> > the linux side checks out. However when I go to map a dirve in NT
> > I am told
> > that "The account is not authorized to login from this station".
> > How can I
> > resolve this problem.
>> If you have setup Samba with "security = server", then logon
> requests from client machines (which happens the first
> time you try to map a drive or browse down via network
> neighbourhood) will be forwarded to your NT domain
> controllers. To the domain controllers, the log-on
> request looks like it's coming from the Samba server,
> not your client machine.
>> It's possible in the NT user manager to limit the workstations
> that a user is allowed to log into. If that's set up for
> you, and the Samba server isn't listed, then it's going to
> get tricky.
>> Best solution one is to add your Samba server to the NT
> domain (if your domain admins let you). Connections to
> Samba work faster this way as well.
>> The alternative is to try using security=user. You'll then
> have to make sure that the passwords in smbpasswd are kept
> up to date.
If none of these suggestions work, one thing that has worked for me when I
get this error message is to make sure that the samba server is expecting
encrypted passwords. (I can't remember specifics, but I think win98 and
NT SP3(?) send encrypted passwords by default, and the samba server needs
to be set up for this (encrypt passwords = yes).
Alternatively, (and less securely), you could tell these machines to send
plain-text passwords by default, by changing a value in the registry, or
downloading the relevant .reg files from
ftp.eunet.ie/mirrors/ftp.samba.com in the docs dir. Like I said, it's
less secure, but can sometimes be easier to handle if your network is
made up of various versions of windows.
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