[olug] SAMBA

Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Thu Aug 2 03:29:41 UTC 2001

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I'm trying to set up SAMBA, and I've never used it before. What I have so
> far, is that if I'm on the Solaris box, I can run
> smbclient //hostname/public
>  and I connect fine. If I'm on the NT box and run
> net use G: \\hostname\public
> I get the following error message
> "The account is not authorized to login from this station"
> There's hardly anything in my smb.conf file right now. My main
> objective is just to be able to connect from the NT box right now.
> "smb.conf"
> [global]
>    workgroup = mygroup
> [public]
>    comment = Public Stuff
>    path = /export/home/pcguest
>    public = yes
>    writable = yes
>    printable = no
> Any suggestions??

To start with:

1) Make sure Samba is using encrypted passwords: put

encrypt passwords = yes

in the [global] section of smb.conf

2) Make sure that the username you enter in the username field on the NT
   workstation also exists in the Solaris system password database.  Since
   you're using encrypted SMB passwords you must maintain a separate Samba
   "passwd file".  See "man 8 smbpasswd" for more information.


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