Did you run smbpasswd to generate passwords? You will need to add SMB
accounts for the users you wish to be able to access SAMBA shares from
the linux box - and then put passwords to them. Your samba password need
not be the same as your UNIX login password.
man smbpasswd should provide all the information you need (and more)
far better than I could explain it.
Hope this helps.
David Jamison wrote:
> Ive set up SAMBA server on a Fedora 3 box with it im using a minimal
> smb.conf which contains
> workgroup = home
> username map /etc/samba/smbusers
> netbios name = dell
> path = /tmp
> read only = no
> guest ok = no
> path= /home/david
> writeable = yes
>> This passes testparm
>> However when I try smbclient //dell/root Im asked for a password and I
> get back session start up failed: NT_STATUS_LOGIN_FAILURE
> This also occurs if I try smbclient //dell/david and the appropriate
> password. Ive googled for the NT_STATUS_LOGIN_FAILURE error but the
> information is inconclusive. If I go though Computer both pc's
> connected are listed - dell shows the two shares /temp and /david but
> (obviously) nothing on toshiba.
>> Going to toshiba (the windows pc - im using the pcs makes as hostnames)
> in my network places both are machines shown but if I click on dell it
> asks me for a password for david and wont accept the password.
>> Im guessing my configuration is close to being correct but not close
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