Samba Password Authentication is failing

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Jan 31 12:32:18 UTC 2010

> This problem has been kicking my butt for a couple of days now. The
> computer names are:

> Linux: satan (Kubuntu)
> Windows: lucifer (WinXP)

> I want to mount Linux shares into "My Network Places" on Windows. My
> username on both machines is "p". The security related directives
> of the global section of smb.conf is:

> ### security
> ###
> security = user
> encrypt passwords = true
> # passdb backend = smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd
> passdb backend = tdbsam:/var/lib/samba/passdb.tdb
> browseable = true

> If I set the security model to "share" with zero security everything
> works fine: I can access the Linux shares from the Windows machine.
> However, I'm trying to set this up correctly.

> Double clicking a share icon on the Windows machine (i.e. when I try
> to access a Linux share), I get a Win error pop-up:

> "\\Satan\tmp is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
> this network resource. Logon failure: unknown user name or bad
> password"

> On the Linux side, the log message says:
> netbios connect: name1=SATAN name2=LUCIFER
> netbios connect: local=satan remote=lucifer, name type = 0
> setup_new_vc_session: New VC == 0, if NT4.x compatible we would close
> all old resources.
> Authentication for user [p] -> [p] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD
> Authentication for user [p] -> [p] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD

> However, the passwords *should* be the same. First, I verified that
> my Linux Samba account exists using "pdbedit -Lv", and it looks good:

> Unix username: p
> NT username:
> Account Flags: [U ]
> Home Directory: \\satan\p
> Profile Path: \\satan\p\profile
> Domain: SATAN

> # smbpasswd -D10 -c /etc/samba/smb.conf p

> # ll /var/lib/samba/passdb.tdb
> -rw------- 1 root root 36K 2010-01-30 15:06 /var/lib/samba/passdb.tdb

> Everything looks correct and healthy.

Are you trying to access "c:\tmp" on satan?

What are your master browser settings in smb.conf? Have you tried to
set the username in the Windows authentication box as

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