Question by:


    I got the above mentioned error message when testing my samba configuration at the linux server
    smbclient //linux/user
    I don't get this error when I us
    smbclient //linux/root

    or when I use the following command I found somewhere on the internet

    smbclient //linux/username -W USERS -U username

    This syntax is not very helpfull when trying to connect with a windows client. What do I need to change in order to log on with the normal smbclient //linux/user syntax

    I looked at the explanation under NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE in experts exchange, but this didn't do the trick

    attached my smb.conf
    # smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
    # version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
    # samba-doc package is installed.
    # Date: 2005-03-22
          workgroup = TUX-NET
          printing = cups
          printcap name = cups
          printcap cache time = 750
          cups options = raw
          printer admin = @ntadmin, root, administrator
          username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
          map to guest = Bad User
          include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
          logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
          logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
          logon drive = P:
          add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
          domain logons = Yes
          domain master = Yes
          local master = Yes
          os level = 65
          preferred master = Yes

          path= /home
          comment = Public Folder
          public = yes
          only guest = yes
          force directory mode = 777
          delete read only = 777
          wide links = no
          force create mode =777
          directory mode = 777

          comment = Home Directories
          users = %S
          browseable = No
          read only = No
          inherit acls = Yes

          comment = Network Profiles Service
          path = %H
          read only = No
          store dos attributes = Yes
          create mask = 0600
          directory mask = 0700

          comment = All users
          valid users = @users
          writeable = yes
          veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
          path = /home
          inherit acls = Yes
          read only = No

          comment = All groups
          path = /home/groups
          read only = No
          inherit acls = Yes

          comment = All Printers
          path = /var/tmp
          printable = Yes
          create mask = 0600
          browseable = No

          comment = Printer Drivers
          path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
          write list = @ntadmin root
          force group = ntadmin
          create mask = 0664
          directory mask = 0775

          comment = Network Logon Service
          path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
          write list = root

    Good Question?

    Verified Answer?

    The member who asked this question verified this comment provided the solution that solved their problem.

    by:Posted on 2006-02-07 at 03:13:51ID: 15890991

    This content is available to Experts Exchange members

    See the answer now
    with your Free 30 Day Trial

    Get unlimited access to solutions & experts

    • 4,169,477 solved questions
    • 3,805 articles & videos
    • 15,413 tech experts

    Get Access Now

    Ask Your Tech Question. Get Expert Solutions.We will email you when an expert has commented on your question.

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Select topics

    You may select up to five topics.

    Top Expert Contributor

    Essential articles and videos from the Experts

    More valuable questions with Expert answers




    pablouruguay has answered 366 questions on Experts Exchange and is an expert in Linux Networking, Linux and Linux Distributions.

    RELATED TOPICS view all topics

    1. Linux
    2. Linux Distributions
    3. Networking
    4. Linux Security
    5. Linux OS Dev
    6. DNS
    7. Email Servers
    8. Software Firewalls
    9. Apache Web Server
    10. Network Management