[Bug 209520] Re: SMB error: Unable to mount location when server configured with security=share

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Sat Jun 21 04:59:13 BST 2008

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: nautilus
  I just updated Ubuntu 8.04.
  Whenever I make a connection to the Window share, I got this error dialog: 
  Unable to mount location
  Failed to mount Windows share
  With and OK button.
  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Sun Mar 30 21:19:59 2008
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: nautilus 1:2.22.1-0ubuntu1
  PackageArchitecture: i386
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  Uname: Linux 2.6.24-12-generic i686
+ 1) install the samba package
+ 2) configure 'security = share' and 'lanman auth = yes' in the [globals] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf
+ 3) add a user account to the server (e.g., with 'adduser user')
+ 4) set a password for this (insecure!) account with 'smbpasswd user'
+ 5) add a share which points to this user, e.g.:
+   [test]
+         comment = Test share
+         path = /home/user
+         writable = yes
+         guest ok = no
+         user = user
+ 6) with the hardy version of the libsmbclient package installed, test the following:
+   a) smbclient //localhost/user
+         should return
+      Server not using user level security and no password supplied.
+      Server requested LANMAN password (share-level security) but 'client use lanman auth' is disabled
+   b) nautilus smb://localhost/user
+         should prompt for a password, and, even when entered correctly, return
+      Couldn't display "smb://localhost/user"
+      Error: Failed to mount Windows share
+      Please select another viewer and try again.
+ 7) install the libsmbclient package from hardy-proposed
+ 8) both of the above two tests should now succeed
+ 9) set 'client lanman auth = no' in /etc/samba/smb.conf
+ 10) confirm that both of the above tests again fail when the config is overridden

SMB error: Unable to mount location when server configured with security=share
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