> 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.
In the above example, you have no share caled "root". So its normal you do
not have access to it.
To see all published shares try:
smbclient -L localhost
//dell/share1 from a windows client.
> 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
As others have suggested, did you use "smbpasswd -a user1"
Oh and "service smb restart" might be an idea if you've edited smb.conf
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