Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Jan 28 16:44:56 UTC 2010

>>> ross at Mint8Quad64 ~ $ smbclient -L acermint -u ross

>> Try -U not -u

>> ross at Mint8Quad64 ~ $ smbclient -L acermint -U ross
>> Enter ross's password:
>> Connection to acermint failed (Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL)
>> ross at Mint8Quad64 ~ $

There may be other reasons because this is a generic error (!) but I
suspect that either (1) your smb.conf is incorrect or (2) you do not
have ross as a user or as a Samba user on acermint or (3) acermint is
on another subnet.

For (1), on acermint, run
testparm /etc/samba/smb.conf
(or whatever the path to smb.conf is on acermint)

For (2), on acermint, run
grep ross /etc/passwd
pdbedit -Lw | grep ross

For (3), on Mint8Quad64, run
smbclient -L -I ipaddressofacermint -U ross

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