Samba Questions-Only Half Working

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Thu Feb 28 21:25:46 UTC 2008

--- NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> On 02/25/2008 10:21 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Since going to static IP' on my lan, I've only
> been
> > able to read/mount shares on one machine or the
> other,
> > not both at the same time. Currently I have one
> direct
> I've sent you a smb.conf from one of my machines.
> Have a look & see if
> that helps.
Sorry, only gets one machine working. So, changed
smb.conf on the non-working machine to be exactly like
that on the working machine(except shares ofcourse) 
and get these errors when using smbclient and mount:

lchata at ubuntu:/etc/samba$ smbclient -L ubuntu64
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

lchata at ubuntu:/etc/samba$ sudo mount -t smbfs -o
username=lchata,password=xxxxxxx //
14988: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess
(Access denied.)
SMB connection failed

This has been repeatable for a number of smb.conf's
tried on both machines. I can get either machine to
share files on the other depending on what smb.conf I
use but doubt if I could repeat the configurations
again as I've tried numerour ones from googlin hits,
etc, etc. There is something missing or not known by
me about the smb.conf setup. I've asked more than once
if there is any difference between a server setup and
client setup or even if it applies in this case. I
don't know if it is.
I'm really getting tired of dealing with this issue
but would like to get my lan setup so can share files
both ways. I've looked as so many hits on the
smb.conf, all of which are different is some aspect,
and ended up using /usr/share/samba/smb.conf as the
base file with most of the entries left commented out
in the default state to get a working smb.conf with
domain master set to auto. But still only one computer
Would really appreciate just one little hint that
would tell me where the problem is and I'd find the
soln.  Samba setup shouldn't be this difficult and
reading man and googling hasn't helped that much.
Appreciate any comments,

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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